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Man charged after hammer attack on mother and daughter

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A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following a hammer attack on a mother and daughter which has left them in a critical condition.

Joe Xuereb, 27, will appear in court in connection with a serious assault on Ania Gos, 30, and her mother, 64, in southeast London.

Officers were called at 12.10pm to find two women suffering from injuries “consistent with a violent assault”, Scotland Yard said after the attack in New Eltham on Sunday.

They were taken to south London hospitals where they remain in a critical condition.

Police in Adderley Gardens, Greenwich, south-east London, after a mother and daughter where left fighting for their lives when a stranger launched an unprovoked hammer attack on them in the street. Joe Xuereb, 27, is being hunted by police on suspicion of carrying out the vicious beating, on Sunday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 19, 2018. Officers were called at 12.10pm on Sunday to find the women, aged 64 and 30, suffering from devastating injuries "consistent with a viol
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Police believe a hammer was used in the attack

A hammer was recovered from the scene which was “believed to have been used in the assault”, a police spokesman said.

Xuereb, of Greenwich, was arrested on Sunday after a media appeal.

He is due to appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on 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.

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