A man has been charged with two counts of attempt murder following an incident in Long Ditton, Surbiton, yesterday afternoon (July 9).

Sher Wali, 48, of Portsmouth Road was also charged with possession of a bladed article.

He will appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court today (July 10).

Two men remain in a serious but stable condition in hospital with stab wounds after the incident which took place at 1.45pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Portsmouth Road.

Elmbridge Borough Commander Inspector Bert Dean said: “We are working with our partner agencies, including Elmbridge Borough Council, Surrey County Council, the NHS, local schools, and the staff at the hotel, to support those most impacted by the incident.

“We appreciate that the heightened emergency services presence and the nature of the incident may have caused distress to the local community and officers will also be out and about in the local area over the coming days to answer any questions and listen to any concerns people may have.

“The investigation itself remains ongoing and we are appealing for anyone who has any information which could assist our enquiries to contact us.”