A teenager from Massachusetts is due to appear in court today charged with attempted murder after two people were stabbed in their home on Good Friday.

Shane Coffey, 19, from Lincoln Street, Weymouth, in Boston, Massachusetts, will appear at South East Surrey Magistrates' Court, today, May 16.

The American national was charged yesterday with two counts of attempted murder.

The charges relate to the stabbing of an 18-year-old woman and her 22-year-old brother in their home in Hook Road, Epsom, at 4.30am on Friday, April 18.

The woman sustained injuries to her upper arm and thorax, while a man suffered wounds to his head, lower leg and hand.

Detective Sergeant Ian Cherrington, deputy senior investigating officer, said: "We understand that there have been concerns locally about the circumstances surrounding this attack but I would like to reassure the public that this was an isolated incident and there is no further risk to the community.

"This has been a highly distressing time for the family who we have been supporting closely throughout their recovery from this incident.

"We would request that they are left in peace to come to terms with what has happened and that their privacy is respected."