Man charged with stabbing female JobCentre worker from Docklands

PUBLISHED: 16:15 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:52 06 April 2018

The victim is believed to work in Canning Town Jobcentre. Picture: Ken Mears

The victim is believed to work in Canning Town Jobcentre. Picture: Ken Mears

Ken Mears

A man has been charged with stabbing a female JobCentre worker from Docklands.

Erion Hoxha, 34, is accused of knifing the 27-year-old woman in her back and buttocks inside the Canning Town branch yesterday.

He is charged with grevious bodily harm, criminal damage, possession of a knife, affray and actual bodily harm.

He was also charged with possession for a knife in a public place and affray for a separate incident on March 29.

The victim was taken to the Royal London Hospital and has since been released.

A spokesman from the department for work and pensions said: “We can confirm that an incident took place at our Canning Town Jobcentre, April 4.

“A member of staff has been released from hospital following treatment.

“Our priority is the safety of our staff and customers – the jobcentre is open for business as usual.”

Hoxha is in custody and will appear in Snaresbrook Crown Court on May 4.

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