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Hampton stabbings: Man charged with four attempted murders

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Image caption London Ambulance Service were called to the scene near a Sainsbury's supermarket

A man has been charged with four attempted murders after four women were stabbed near a supermarket car park in south-west London.

Ethem Aydin Orhon, 66, of Deacons Walk, Hampton, will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court later.

He is charged with four counts of attempted murder and one of possession of an offensive weapon following the incident in Hampton on Friday.

The four women are still in hospital and all are in a stable condition.

Police were called at about 10:30 BST on Friday to The Avenue in Hampton, Richmond-Upon Thames, close to a Sainsbury's supermarket.

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Image caption The incident happened at about 10:30 BST on Friday morning

Three women were found with stab injuries at the store's car park. A fourth woman was found at a property nearby.

London Ambulance Service said the women were treated at the scene for stab wounds to the chest, legs and back.

One of the victims, aged 53, was taken to a major trauma centre by an air ambulance while three others, aged 67, 62 and 71 years old were taken by road to a south London hospital as "priority".