London bloodbath: Police hunt man after ‘horrific’ Eltham attack leaves two women critical –

The two victims, believed to be aged 64 and 30, were seriously injured after a violent assault in Adderley Gardens this afternoon.

They were rushed to hospital where they both remain in a critical condition, police said.

Officers are appealing for help from the public to track down Joe Xuereb, 27, of Greenwich.

He is described as a white male with short light coloured hair.

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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.

“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.”

London news: Police are hunting a 27-year-old man after an attack in Eltham (Image: TWITTER/@DivineTiming)

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Joe Xuereb, 27 (Image: MET POLICE)

Anyone with information is asked to call 999 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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