Man in court of Manchester Victoria stabbings

A man has appeared in court in connection with a knife attack at Manchester Victoria station on New Year’s Eve.

Mahdi Mohamud, 25, who told Westminster magistrates he was a Dutch national, is charged with three counts of attempted murder and a terror offence.

Three people were stabbed in the attack, including a police officer.

Mr Mohamud, who was living in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, appeared in court via videolink.

He did not enter any pleas.

The terror offence relates to the possession of a document useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

He was remanded until 21 June when he is due to appear at Oxford Crown Court.

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