A nursery worker was stabbed by three women as they chanted ‘Allah will get you’.
Karrien Stevens, who runs Little Diamonds nursery in Hermon Hill, London confirmed that a member of staff, aged in her 30s, was slashed by three women while on her way to work this morning.
The victim was walking down Wanstead High Street in north London when she was set upon by three girls and knifed, according to her boss.
It is believed that the victim was stabbed from behind as her attackers chanted.
Parents of children in the area received emails stating that schools were on ‘lockdown’ after the attack.
The nursery boss said the attackers ran off when a man came to rescue the woman and took her into work.
She added: ‘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 Metropolitan Police confirmed that it was called at 9.36am and found the victim with a ‘slash wound’.
They drove the victim around the area to try to find the perpetrators but failed to find them.
No arrests have been made, but officers are still investigating.
A spokesman for the London Ambulance service said: ‘We sent an ambulance crew to the scene, arriving in under six minutes.
‘We treated a woman and the scene and took her to a hospital in east London.’