A female nursery worker has been stabbed three times in London by women who allegedly shouted ‘Allah will get you’.
The woman in her 30’s, who works for Little Diamonds nursery in Hermon Hill, was attacked while walking down Wanstead High Street on her way to work this morning, reports the Ilford Recorder.
It is rumoured that she was stabbed in the back while the women shouted about ‘Allah’, however police are not treating the attack as terror related.
Update from Met: Woman stabbed, suspect ran off. Schools keeping kids in. Counter terrorism dept not currently investigating #wanstead
— Victoria Richards (@nakedvix) June 7, 2017
Wanstead schools in lock down, as someone has apparently been stabbed . @Wansteadium
— David Ludlow (@daveludlow) June 7, 2017
close to home time to fight back 3 women stab a nursery worker in Wanstead this morning shouting allah Akbar find women and deal with them
— John featherman (@Fev1958) June 7, 2017
The head of the nursery, Karrien Stevens, said that the attackers shouted ‘Allah, Allah’ before fleeing the scene when a man approached to help the victim.
When she got to work we couldn’t believe it and called the police straight away. It’s terrible, I’m absolutely horrified.
You don’t expect something like this to happen on your doorstep.
The nursery has been on lockdown since shortly after 9am and parents have all been notified.
The three suspects are currently thought to remain at large.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.