Mile End bus knife attack: Man, 34, charged over triple stabbing

A man has been charged over the triple stabbing on a bus in Mile End. (Photo: Shutterstock)A man has been charged over the triple stabbing on a bus in Mile End. (Photo: Shutterstock)
A man has been charged over the triple stabbing on a bus in Mile End. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Samuel Modeste, 34, will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court today charged with the triple stabbing in Mile End.

A man has been charged over the triple stabbing on a bus in Mile End - which left one passenger in a critical condition.

Samuel Modeste, 34, of High Road, Leytonstone, has been charged with three counts of causing grievous bodily harm and one count of possessing a bladed article in a public place.

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He will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court today over the allegations.

Police were called in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after people reported seeing a man wielding a knife on the N25 night bus.

When emergency services arrived, outside Mile End station, Tower Hamlets, they found three people injured.

A 34-year-old man had been stabbed, and was taken to an east London hospital.

He remains there in a critical condition.

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Two other men – aged 34 and 22 – were also taken to hospital with non-life threatening slash wounds.

A father-of-two who lives nearby said: “It must have been about 1am when I went downstairs to make myself a cup of tea.

“I saw these blue lights shining through the window and went out to see what had happened.

“It was pouring with rain at the time, so I grabbed a jumper with a hood.

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“That’s when I saw there were about seven police cars and two ambulances.

“There was a bus outside Mile End station and the police were on it.

“There was no screaming or bangs or anything like that.”

He added: “I spoke to one of the paramedics who said someone had been stabbed on the bus.

“As I looked across towards the station, I saw them carrying someone out on a stretcher.”

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