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Leytonstone Tube stabbings: Man appears in court

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Media captionMuhyadin Mire appeared in court charged with attempted murder, as Tom Symonds reports

A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a knife attack at Leytonstone Underground station in east London on Saturday.

Muhyadin Mire, 29, of Sansom Road, east London, was remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The prosecution team allege that the incident, which left a 56-year-old man with "serious" stab wounds and another injured, was an act of terrorism.

The case will be sent to the Old Bailey for a hearing on 11 December.

'Ain't no Muslim'

Police arrived at Leytonstone station at approximately 1900 GMT and used a Taser three times before taking Mr Mire into custody.

His flat was later searched by forensic teams.

Footage of the incident was captured on CCTV and on several mobile phones.

One onlooker shouted: "You ain't no Muslim, bruv" during the stabbing. The phrase has since been trended on Twitter and been applauded by the Prime Minister, David Cameron.

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