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Woman attacked with knife while tackling prostitution

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after attacking a woman in the street while she worked on an initiative to tackle prostitution.

Credit: PA

Police were called to Ilford in east London, at around 10.45pm last night. They found a man armed with a knife. An officer fired a Taser before he was detained. A bag of weapons was recovered nearby.

The victim, 45, suffered knife wounds to her head and back. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

She was in the area as part of an ongoing joint partnership initiative to tackle on-street prostitution that involves the police, local authority and the charities who work with sex workers.

– Met Police

No one else was hurt. A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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