A man has been charged with attempted murder after three worshippers were hurt in church by the suspect who wielded a ‘kitchen knife’ in front of a horrified 150-strong Sunday service congregation.
One victim, 33, suffered a neck wound before two other members of the congregation at the New Jerusalem Apostolic Church in Aston, Birmingham, hurt their hands while restraining the attacker.
John Delahaye, 47, of Aston, has also been charged with two counts of wounding and possession of a bladed weapon, and will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The church has named the victims as Karl George, Adam Brooks and Jorge George.
Minister Kevin Hutchinson said about 150 people were taking part in the New Jerusalem Apostolic Church’s Sunday service shortly before 11am when ‘a man with a knife stormed into our sanctuary’. (Read more from “Church Elder Stabbed by Knifeman Who Stormed Into Church and Attacked Three Worshippers” HERE)