Gardener accused of attempting to murder Qingqing Rao in Dagenham faces court

PUBLISHED: 11:37 21 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:37 21 March 2017

Qingqing Rao was stabbed in the head in a Dagenham park Picture: Met Police

Qingqing Rao was stabbed in the head in a Dagenham park Picture: Met Police


A 26-year-old gardener accused of stabbing a woman in the head will face court at the Old Bailey on Monday.

Barry Peacham, of no fixed abode, is accused of attempting to murder Qingqing Rao, 29, in Castle Green, Dagenham, on February 13, two counts of possessing a bladed article and robbing a woman there two days before. He is yet to plea to the charges.

A 29-year-old woman was also arrested in connection with the stabbing on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery and was bailed to return to a police station this month.

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