Man charged following harrowing London hammer attack – Daily Star


CHARGED: Xuereb faces two counts of attempted murder

Joe Xuereb was charged with two counts of attempted murder after the attack in Greenwich, south-east London. 

Police first arrested Xuereb shortly after 12.10pm on Sunday. 

One horrified witnesses who rushed to aid the victims said one was injured to such extent her “face was hanging off”. 

A hammer was recovered from the scene which was “believed to have been used in the assault”, a police spokesman said. 

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Bob Gover, 69, who heard a scream from outside his window, said he saw the injured victims. 

The retired TV engineer said: “I heard a bit of a commotion, I looked outside and there were about a half dozen people out there. 

“I went out there and saw blood on the face of one of them and I knew something had happened so I ran inside and phoned for an ambulance.

“One of them was moving at the time and sitting in an upright position with somebody holding her up, while the other one was laying down. 


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“They were both covered in blood.” 

Asia Gos and her mum were later revealed to have been left fighting for their lives following the incident at Adderley Gardens. 

It emerged Ms Gos works at financial services firm S&P Global in Canary Wharf. 

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