Hammer attack: Man charged with attempted murder of Canary Wharf worker and her mum
PUBLISHED: 15:15 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:28 21 August 2018
A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following a hammer attack on a Canary Wharf worker and her mother.
Joe Xuereb, 27, will appear in court in connection with a serious assault on Ania Gos, 30, and her 64-year-old mum in Adderley Gardens, New Eltham, on Sunday.
Officers were called at 12.10pm to find two women suffering from devastating injuries “consistent with a violent assault”.
They were taken to south London hospitals where they remain in a critical condition.
Xuereb, of Greenwich, was arrested on Sunday after a media appeal. He is due to appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday).
On Monday, Ms Gos’s employer S&P Global said colleagues were “extremely shocked and saddened” by the “senseless” attack.
Ms Gos’s mother was visiting from Poland when she was attacked, neighbours said.