Woman stabbed during attempted robbery in Willesden

Victim knifed in the stomach in Chatsworth Avenue

Detectives are appealing for information after a woman was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Willesden.

The 48-year-old victim was knifed in the stomach after she tried to stop her attacker from grabbing her bag as she walked on Chatsworth Avenue near the junction of Lydford Road.

She also sustained minor head injuries after she fell during the attack but managed to make her way to a friend’s house where the alarm was raised.

She was rushed to hospital where she was operated on and is recovering from her ordeal.

The victim was unable to provide a detailed description of her attacker as he had covered his face with a hoodie.

Detective Constable Babita Chohan from Brent Police said: “This is an unprovoked attack on a vulnerable lone female, I believe that there would have been many people in the area at the time who may have even heard or seen the events leading up to this awful assault.

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“I urge anyone with information to contact us.”

Anyone with information about the attack which took place on February 7 at around 8.15pm should call the incident room on 020 8733 3149 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.