A man has been charged after three people were stabbed on a night bus.

Samuel Modeste, 34, of High Road, Leytonstone, has been charged with three counts of causing grievous bodily harm (Section 18 – wounding with intent) and one count of possessing a bladed article in a public place.

He will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, October 21.

Police were called to Mile End Road, E3, at 12.48am on Wednesday, October 20, following reports of a man seen with a knife on board a route N25 bus.

Officers found a 34-year-old man who had been stabbed.

He was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Two other men – aged 34 and 22 – were also taken to hospital with non-life threatening slash wounds.