Police car outside The Cumberland Hotel, London
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Hotel hammer attack victim 'left with 5% brain function'

12 April 2014 Last updated at 20:58 BST

One of the victims of a hammer attack at a London hotel has been left with 5% brain function and has lost her left eye, police have said.

The woman, from the United Arab Emirates, was attacked with her two sisters in their room at the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch on 6 April.

Philip Spence, 32, of no fixed abode, has been remanded in custody charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Appearing in court, he was also charged with one count of aggravated burglary.

Ben Moore reports.