Man charged after London Met student is ‘slashed across face’ in Holloway Road
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A 38-year-old man has been charged with wounding a student after she was cut across the face in Holloway Road, police said this afternoon.
The woman, from London Metropolitan University, was attacked on Tuesday at around 6pm.
She was said to have stumbled into the university’s Hornsey Road library after the attack - covering the floor with blood.
Carlington Francis, 38, of Balliol Road, Tottenham, appeared in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
He was charged with wounding with intent, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, and breach of a non-molestation order.
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Mr Francis was remanded in custody and will next appear at crown court, the Met said this afternoon. A date and location is to be confirmed.
A spokesman for London Metropolitan University, which is based in Holloway Road, said: “We can confirm that one of our students was involved in a violent incident near our learning centre, in Hornsey Road, on Tuesday evening.
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“We are unable to provide specific details as this is a police investigation, but we would like to extend our thanks to the staff, students and members of the public for their help during the incident.
“The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority and we thank in particular our security team for their professionalism and care throughout.
“We have made our counselling service available to all involved and we would urge anyone in need of support to contact our student services team. Such incidents are incredibly rare at London Met and our thoughts are with the student and their loved ones.”