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Sunday 21st September 2014
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Woman Stabbed In The Neck In Walthamstow

Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 10:03

Police are hunting for an attacker who stabbed a young woman in the arm and neck, leaving her in a critical condition.

The 24-year-old woman was taken to hospital after the attack at a home in Hatherley Road, Walthamstow on Monday afternoon. 

A six-year-old child also suffered a minor injury but did not need hospital treatment.

Detective Chief Inspector Philip Langworthy said police believe the attack was not random. 

"We are investigating a serious assault on a young woman," he said.

"The motive remains unclear at this stage but we do not believe this is a random attack.

"People living and working nearby may have seen something that could be of vital importance to investigators."

He appealed anyone with information to contact Waltham Forest CID on 07785 530686 or 101.

Alternatively they can contract Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.