Oxted knife attack: 16-year-old charged with attempted murder

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder, after he stabbed a 46-year-old man in the neck on New Year's Eve.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Guildford Magistrates' Court on Saturday after he handed himself in on Thursday last week.

In addition, he has also been charged for the possession of a bladed article and was released on bail. No immediate court date has been set for this offence.

The victim, a 46-year-old man needed serious treatment after he was stabbed in the neck on New Year's Eve close to Oxted train station.

He is now ‘making a good recovery at home’, though is still ‘extremely shaken’, police said

Eight boys aged 14-17 and two girls, both 14, were arrested over the incident.

Out of the 10, just one has been released with no further action. The remaining nine have been released on police bail.

Detective Inspector Jackie Brock stressed: “This is still a live case and we continue to investigate all the individuals we have arrested.

“I must, however, thank all the officers for their tireless work in the past week, and I want to pay tribute to the bravery of the victim and witnesses in coming forward and supporting the investigation.”

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