Man charged with attempted murder of two women in Burnley Marks and Spencer store due in court tomorrow

A man is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with the attempted murder of two women in Burnley's Marks and Spencer store.

Munawar Hussain (57) of Burnley, is charged with two counts of attempted murder after two women – a member of staff in her 40s and a member of the public in her 60s – were stabbed in the store in St James Street on December 2nd 2020.

Hussain was arrested at the scene and detained under the Mental Health Act but was charged following a counter-terrorism investigation.

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A pre-trial and preparatory hearing will take place at Leeds Crown Court tomorrow. A trial date has been set for November 29th at the same court.

A man is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with the attempted murder of two women in Burnley's Marks and Spencer store.