Teenager to appear in court charged with murder over London stabbings


A teenager charged with carrying out a knife attack in London which left an American tourist dead and five people injured will appear in court for the first time later.

Zakaria Bulhan, 19, is accused of murdering retired teacher Darlene Horton, 64, and the attempted murder of two women and three men.

Ms Horton, the wife of a university professor from Florida, was just hours away from flying home when she was killed in the attack in Russell Square on Wednesday evening.

Bulhan, a Norwegian national of Somali origin who moved to the UK in 2002 and lived in Tooting, south London, is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court.

A British man who suffered a stab wound to his stomach in the attack remains in hospital in a "serious but stable" condition while an American man, an Australian man, an Australian woman and an Israeli woman were all discharged from hospital on Thursday after receiving treatment for their injuries.

Yovel Lewkowski, 18, who was visiting London from Tel Aviv was stabbed in the upper arm.

She said she did not know whether to call it "luck or fate" that she escaped death, adding that she had watched as Ms Horton "perished in front of my eyes".

Ms Horton, a mother-of-two was visiting London with husband Richard Wagner, who was teaching summer classes, and the couple had planned to return to their home in Tallahassee on Thursday, Florida State University said.