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Terrified pensioner stabbed on the way home from a London fish and chip shop was saved by her coat

Terrified pensioner stabbed on the way home from a London fish and chip shop was saved by her coat

  • A mother-of-two stabbed by a knifeman was saved by her thick coat 
  • Victim, in her 60s, was walking home Friday night when a stranger knifed her
  • The attack happened just yards from a children’s park in Bow, east London

A mother-of-two stabbed by a knifeman targeting lone women at night was saved by her thick coat.

The victim, in her 60s, was walking home with fish and chips on Friday night when a stranger leapt out and knifed her in the stomach – just yards from a children’s park in Bow, east London.

The terrified pensioner thought she had been punched as her thick clothing stopped the blade from plunging deeper into her stomach.

The attack happened just yards from a children’s park in Bow, east London

Yesterday her distraught daughter told how her mother might have been killed, but when her attacker went to stab her a second time, ‘she saw the glisten of the knife and just ran’. 

Bleeding, she managed to stagger back to her home as her daughter rushed to her aid.

Police are linking the unprovoked attack to the stabbing of another single woman in the same area over the Bank Holiday weekend. 

Both women were recovering in hospital yesterday.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: ‘In both cases the suspect is described as a black male, aged around 40, of large build with big hair.’

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: ‘In both cases the suspect is described as a black male, aged around 40, of large build with big hair.’ (stock photo of police)

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: ‘In both cases the suspect is described as a black male, aged around 40, of large build with big hair.’ (stock photo of police)

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