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Nursery worker "slashed by three woman in London"

Nursery worker "slashed by three woman in London"

A nursery worker has been slashed by three women in Wanstead, north east London, her colleague has said.

It is reported that the women chanted "Allah" during the attack.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "We were called at 9.36am to reports of a stabbing in Hermon Hill.

“Officers responding to the scene discovered a woman in her 30s who had suffered slash wounds. Her injuries are not life threatening but she has been taken to hospital as a precaution.

“The three suspects fled the scene before police officers arrived and they are still not accounted for."

"Counter-terror officers are aware of the incident but it is not being treated as terrorism at this stage," the Met spokesman added.

The victim, described as a white woman, was attacked by three women "dressed all in black" less than 10 minutes' walk from the nursery at around 9.30am, her colleague said.

She insisted the incident was not related to the nursery or their work.

Asked about her colleague's condition, she added: "She's okay, considering. Obviously it's a shock, she's in shock. She was in tears and she had a cut right up her arm.

"Her stomach was hurting, she had marks all over her, her hair was pulled out."

 

Press Association