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Anger in Taiwan as three-year-old girl is 'randomly' decapitated

Anger has boiled over in Taiwan's capital Taipei Credit: Reuters

Tributes are being paid to a four-year-old girl decapitated in a "random" killing in Taiwan yesterday.

The toddler had been with her mother when she was attacked outside a subway station in the country's capital Taipei.

According to reports, the girl's mother was unable to prevent the attack, which was carried out with a meat clever shortly before midday.

A 33-year-old man was arrested by police, and was later seen being mobbed by angry demonstrators.

A 33-year-old was arrested by police and mobbed by demonstrators Credit: AP

The man is said to have attacked the girl when he grabbed her whilst she rode a bicycle.

Floral tributes have been laid near to the scene of her death.

Floral tributes have been laid near to the scene Credit: AP

Speaking to reporters, the victim's mother said: "I saw the suspect slashing my daughter with a cleaver. I immediately grabbed him but I could not pull him away".

The girl's mother saw the man attacking with a cleaver Credit: AP