Friday, 6 May 2016

Muhiddin Mire - who allegedly stabbed a stranger "for Syria" - is accused of threatening four more members of the public.
12:03, UK,Friday 06 May 2016
POLICE AT LEYTONSTONE STATION
A man who allegedly stabbed a stranger "for Syria" at Leytonstone Tube station has been accused of threatening four more people with the knife.
Muhiddin Mire, 30 appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a 56-year-old man who was attacked from behind in front of shocked travellers at the east London station on 5 December.
Mire, of Sansom Road, Leytonstone, is accused of punching his victim to the ground and kicking him repeatedly, before grabbing his head and cutting a 5in (12cm) wound in his neck.
The victim - known as Witness A - was in surgery for five hours after the attack.
Mire also allegedly brandished the blade at other members of the public - aiming it at the throats of at least two of them before police stunned him with a Taser.
Much of the incident was captured on a mobile phone - with witnesses claiming the attacker said: "This is for Syria."
Mire appeared before Judge Richard Marks QC at the Old Bailey via video link for a plea and case management hearing.
During the hearing, prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC applied for four counts of attempted wounding to be added to the indictment.
They related to his alleged threatening behaviour towards Daniel Bielinski, Serena Valori, David Pethers and Andrius Sabaliauskus.
The judge adjourned the plea hearing to 24 May ahead of a provisional trial on 31 May.