A 47-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with attempted murder following yesterdays stabbing on Plumstead Common and a second attack last month in Catford.

Archibald Reverent Foster, of Tredown Road, Sydenham, was this evening charged with two counts of attempted murder.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Bexley Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Earlier today, police said yesterday's stabbing was being linked to another in Catford on August 22.

The 31-year-old victim of yesterday's attack was taken by London Air Ambulance to a south London hospital suffering from five serious stab wounds to her legs.

She also suffered further injuries to her hands, fingers and neck. She remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A 47-year-old man was arrested on a bus shortly afterwards on suspicion of GBH. He has been taken to a south London police station.

Officers from Greenwich CID launched an investigation and, in liaison with Lewisham officers, established a possible link to a stabbing in Catford last month.

On that occasion, police were called at 9.05am on August 22 to reports of a 26-year-old woman stabbed in Bromley Road.

She was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital suffering from injuries to her hand, arm and leg.

She was later released from hospital

A knife was recovered from the scene by officers.

A 51-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident at the time and was bailed pending further enquiries.

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