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Man charged with attempted murder after Harlow stabbing

The man was stabbed on Christmas Day. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Harlow on Christmas Day.

The victim was stabbed in the neck as he was out walking in the Arkwrights area of the town.

He was airlifted to a hospital in London but has now been discharged after making a good recovery.

42-year-old John-Paul Roberts has now been charged with attempted murder, possession of an offensive weapon and two counts of possession of a Class A drug.

Man stabbed on Christmas Day

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Harlow on Christmas Day..

The victim, aged 34, and from the local area, was walking along the cycle-path in Arkwrights shortly before 12.40pm when he was stabbed in the neck by a man.

He was airlifted to hospital in London. He had suffered a minor puncture wound to his neck. He was treated and then discharged.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.


Spurs players spread festive cheer at Harlow hospital

The footballers were kept busy posing for photos with young patients. Credit: Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur players took a break from training to visit children at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow today.

Goalkeeper Michael Vorn, Kyle Walker, Cameron Carter-Wickers and Spurs Ladies player Riana Soobadoo were all hoping to spread some festive cheer on the wards.

They were kept busy chatting to young patients, posing for photos - and even helped with unwrapping presents.

Spurs players visited several hospitals across Essex and North London. Credit: Tottenham Hotspur

Harlow businesses put on Christmas market to try and unite community

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard

Businesses in Harlow have joined forces and put on a Christmas market to encourage people to come back to the area where a Polish man was killed.

39-year-old Arek Jozwik died after he was attacked outside a takeaway shop in the Stow in August.

Traders who work there say it's become a no-go zone and business has suffered. They've put on a market in the town to try to unite the community.


Missing Keira hasn't been seen for a week

Keira Gray has been missing for more than a week. Credit: Hertfordshire Police.

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager who has not been seen for a week.

Officers in Hertfordshire say, despite their best efforts, they have not been able to find 14-year-old Keira Gray, from Stevenage.

She was last seen at home on Tuesday November 15 and has links to Harlow.

16-year-old charged with stabbing another teenager

A 16 year old boy has been charged in connection with the stabbing of an 18-year-old man in Essex.

The teenager from Harlow will appear before Chelmsford Magistrates today.

The incident happened on Wednesday 16 November when the victim was stabbed after refusing to hand over his bike on Grays High Street.

The boy has been charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of Class A and Class B drugs.

Image released after man attacked by four robbers in Harlow

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Essex Police

Police have released an artist's impression of man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery in Harlow.

A man in his 20s was approached by a young boy who asked for help. The victim followed the boy up a cycle path on Holly Field and was attacked by four men.

He managed to fight them off and they ran in the direction of the Staple Tye shopping centre.

The victim suffered minor facial injuries.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Paul Turner at Harlow Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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