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Man charged with attempted murder following hammer hotel attack

15 April 2014 by
Man charged with attempted murder following hammer hotel attack

A man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated burglary after he allegedly attacked three women with a hammer in the four-star, 1,019 bedroom Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, on 6 April.

Philip Spence was charged with three counts of attempted murder and one of aggravated burglary, while three other men have been charged with handling stolen goods, according to BBC News.

Last week, Caterer and Hotelkeeper reported that three female guests in their 30s, from the United Arab Emirates, had been attacked in their hotel bedroom with a hammer. Police were called to the hotel at 1:50am.

At the time of the initial report, a spokesperson for the hotel's operator, GLH Hotels, stated: "Our thoughts are with the family involved. We are working closely with the police to ensure they have everything they need to conduct a thorough investigation."

Robin Hibbert, head of operations at New West End Company, which represents retail and leisure businesses in London's West End, Robin Hibbert, called the incident "isolated and extraordinary" and stressed that London was one of the safest cities in the world.

Police appeal following attempted murder at London's Cumberland hotel >>

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