Camden Police release name of man wanted in connection with Kilburn knife attacks

Officers investigating random assaults would like to speak to Dean Hughes

Police have named a man they would like to speak to in connection with a spate of unprovoked knife attacks in Kilburn.

Detectives investigating the vicious assaults, which left two victims with life-changing injuries, are trying to trace Dean Hughes.

The 26-year-old has links to Kilburn and officers have raided addresses in Brondesbury Park, Muswell Hill, St John’s Wood, Archway, Lisson Grove and Kensal Town in a bid to track him down.

A 24-year-old was slashed across the face in a random stabbing in Kilburn High Road at 11.50pm on April 11 and a 31-year-old shop worker was knifed at 1.25am on April 12. The weapon has not been recovered.

Both were rushed to hospital with facial injuries and may have to face surgery to fully recover.

Three suspects have been arrested and charged but officers are now combing the borough to speak to Hughes.

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Det Chf Supt Raffaele D’Orsi from Camden Police said: “These are life-changing injuries in two completely unprovoked attacks and unnecessary violence. It is absolutely despicable.

“This is very rare in Camden.”

Two women from Borehamwood, Herts, have appeared in court in connection with the attacks.

Lauren McTaggart, 22, is accused of GBH with intent and affray and Nicola Kutsaringus, 27, is charged with affray. Both were bailed.

A 31-year-old man arrested on suspicion of GBH has been bailed to attend a police station at the end of the month.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.