Man charged with stabbing female JobCentre worker from Docklands

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 - Credit: 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.


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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.

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“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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