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GP attack suspect charged with nine offences, including MP threat



A man has appeared in court after four members of staff at a GP surgery were reportedly injured and an alleged threat was made to a Manchester MP.

Olumuiwa Oduntan, 59, appeared in court via video link for a short hearing at Manchester Crown Court earlier this week.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to a ‘disturbance’ at the Florence House Medical Practice in Openshaw last month.

Police attended the surgery on Ashton Old Road at about 12.30pm on Friday, September 17.

They said four members of staff were injured, with two people suffering head injuries and being taken to hospital.

Mr Oduntan is accused of nine offences.

He is charged with wounding with intent, and an alternative count of unlawful wounding in relation to two women and the same two alleged offences in relation to a man.

He is also accused of assaulting a woman and occasioning actual bodily harm, and one count of affray.

Mr Oduntan, of Herne Street, Openshaw is also accused of making a threat to the office of Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell by sending an electronic communication, with intent to cause distress or anxiety on the same day.

He was not asked to enter any pleas during the hearing on Monday morning.

A further hearing was scheduled for January, while a trial date was set for March next year.

Mr Oduntan was remanded in custody.

READERS' COMMENTS [2]

Patrufini Duffy 27 October, 2021 4:17 pm

Trial date March? Classic UK nonsense.

Kevlar Cardie 28 October, 2021 10:46 am

I have total and complete faith in the English legal system.