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Hoxton stabbing: Woman followed into a lift and repeatedly stabbed in the chest and stomach

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 20/04/2018 Sean Morrison

a man standing in front of a bus © Provided by Independent Print Limited A middle-aged woman was followed into a lift and repeatedly stabbed in the chest and stomach, police have said.

The victim, aged 41, was knifed in a vicious attack in Hoxton, east London, on Thursday afternoon.

Emergency services raced to the scene at a block of flats near Wimbourne Street shortly before 3pm on Thursday.

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Police said she was suffering stab wounds to the chest and abdomen. Officers are hunting a suspect who they believe had been "hanging around" the block in the days leading up to the stabbing.

She remained in hospital in a serious but stable condition on Friday morning, police said.

Detective Sergeant Barry Hart said: "We have established that the woman was stabbed in the lift of a block of flats by a male suspect.

"It is possible that this male suspect has been hanging around the block - Wimbourne Court, off Wimbourne Street and Shaftesbury Street in Hoxton - both immediately before and in the days leading up to the stabbing.

"We need to hear from anyone who has seen a suspicious male in and around Wimbourne Court, as well as anyone with information that may assist the investigation."

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at Hackney CID on 020 7275 3410 or via 101 or quoting reference 4533/ 19 April.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or provide information via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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