London bloodbath: Police hunt man after Greenwich hammer attack leaves two women critical – Express.co.uk
The two victims, believed to a mother and daughter, were seriously injured after the violent assault in Adderley Gardens this afternoon.
The pair, aged 64 and 30, were rushed to hospital where they remain in a critical condition, police said.
A hammer was recovered from the scene which was “believed to have been used in the assault”, a police spokesman said.
Detectives are appealing for urgent assistance from the public to track down Joe Xuereb, 27, of Greenwich.
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He is described as a white male with short light coloured hair.
Police said he was wearing beige trousers, a white top and black trainers. He was last seen travelling on a black and orange push bike.
Members of the public are warned not to approach Xuereb, who police say is believed to have mental health issues.
Detective Superintendent Jane Corrigan said: “I would like to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to trace Xuereb and question him in relation to the horrific attack which has left two women fighting for their lives.
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Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Joe Xuereb, 27 (Image: MET POLICE)
“I would urge anyone who has information on his whereabouts to contact the police on 999, and would like to remind the public not to approach him if seen.”
A Met Police statement said: “Both victims have been taken to south London hospitals where they both remain in a critical condition.
“The two women are believed to be mother and daughter; next of next of kin have been informed.
“No arrests have been made, a crime scene is in place and enquiries continue.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 999 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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