Man appears in court charged with GBH after last week’s Dulwich Park stabbing

News Desk (04 May, 2017) Crime

Victim remains in a 'critical' condition one week on from the incident

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The man accused of stabbing a dog walker in Dulwich Park last week will submit a plea at Inner London Crown Court on May 30.

Jermaine McDonald, 26, of no fixed abode, appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on May 2, having been arrested for the attack on a 31-year-old man on April 27.

He will face five charges: of GBH, robbery, attempted robbery, threatening behaviour with an offensive weapon in a public place, and of failing to surrender.

Police today said the victim – who received a stab wound in his head – remains in a “critical condition” at a south London Hospital.

Police and Air Ambulance were called to the park at about 1:03pm.

Previous reports suggested the victim had tried to prevent a woman from being robbed of her handbag.

The dog was reported to have run away after the attack, and was thought to be missing, but was found safe and well on the evening of the incident.

Police also confirmed that the nearby Co-op supermarket in Forest Hill Road was closed on the day of the attack, and done so in connection with this investigation.

Detective superintendent Helen Lyons, from Southwark Borough, said: “I would like to thank those in the community for coming forward with information as this has greatly assisted the investigation.”

 

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