Charge after stabbing of woman in front of her child in Streatham

Detectives investigating the stabbing of a woman in what police say was an unprovoked attack in Streatham Hill have charged a man.

Mark Brazant, 43, of Windmill Road, Ealing was charged on Thursday, 2 January with attempted murder, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a pointed/bladed article.

He will appear in custody at Camberwell Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 3 January.

The victim of the attack, a 36-year-old woman, was walking down a street with her child when she was stabbed on Downton Avenue on December 30 – the police were called around 5.25pm.

She was taken to hospital and her injuries have been assessed as not life-threatening or life-changing. The child was not injured in the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference CAD5169/20. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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