After four women were stabbed in an unprovoked attack in south-west London yesterday, a man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder. As we wrote yesterday, the incident occurred at 10.30am on Friday in a car park near a Sainsbury's branch in Hampton, Richmond. An eyewitness told the BBC yesterday that the attacker "only went for the women". Now the BBC has reported that a 66-year-old man from Hampton, Ethem Aydin Orhon, has been charged for the attacks and is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court later. The four victims are aged 53, 62, 67 and 71. Following the attack one victim was lifted to hospital by air ambulance, while the other three victims were taken to hospital by road. All four women are now said to be in a stable condition.
In a new research project interviewing 2,500 women, Action Aid found that 75% of British respondents had experienced some form of violence or harassment in cities. And while 36% of women in UK cities outside the capital feel at risk of harassment on public transport, this rises to 51% on London transport.