Edmonton Stabbings: Woman, 45, Left Paralysed After Knife Attacks, Court Hears

Jason Kakaire, 29, has been charged with five counts of attempted murder.
The scene of one stabbing in Edmonton, north London, last weekend.
The scene of one stabbing in Edmonton, north London, last weekend.
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One of the victims of a north London stabbing spree which saw five people wounded has been left paralysed after her spinal cord was severed, a court was told.

The 45-year-old woman, said to be the first victim of the rampage last weekend, suffered life-changing injuries.

Suspect Jason Kakaire, from Edmonton, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning in connection with the series of attacks.

The 29-year-old faces five counts of attempted murder and five counts of possession of an offensive weapon.

Prosecutor Harika Yuksel said: “The severity of the injuries inflicted varied, with the most seriously injured victim suffering a severed spinal cord causing paralysis.”

The Metropolitan Police said five stabbings happened in the Edmonton area between Saturday and Tuesday.

A man in his 30s was left in a critical condition when he was stabbed in Fairfield Road in the latest incident.

It followed the stabbing of four other people in the Edmonton area over last weekend.

Kakaire was remanded in custody, and will next appear at the Old Bailey on May 3.


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