Crown court remand for woman after two officers receive serious injuries in stabbing incident

A 50-year-old woman has been charged with grievous bodily harm and remanded in custody following an incident in which two officers were stabbed after being called to a home.

Dec 4, 2017

A 50-year-old woman has been charged with grievous bodily harm and remanded in custody following an incident in which two officers were stabbed after being called to a home. Humaira Faheem Akhtar, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and GBH, made a brief appearance at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday (December 4). She is due to appear next at Chelmsford Crown Court on January 2, 2018. The officers received serious injuries – one stabbed in the hand and the other was cut in the leg – after reports of “concern for welfare” in Chelmsford. They were both taken to hospital. One of the injured officers has had surgery to the leg injury and is “recovering well”, according to an Essex Police spokesperson. The second injured officer is awaiting further treatment for the injury to his hand. The officers were called to a property on Friday (December 1) at 11pm. On arrival they were approached by a woman with a knife. During the altercation the suspect suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not life-threating or life-changing. Video footage from the scene reportedly shows a total of 19 police cars and ambulances present after the incident took place.

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