- The woman, who is aged about 30, was attacked at around 9.50am
- She was taken to hospital with two potentially life-threatening stab wounds to the leg
Salesman Matthew Hines, who works at nearby Carpet Corner, said police had told supermarket staff about the attack.
A young woman was walking across the common and a man walked up behind her and tried to slit her throat, failed miserably and then stabbed her.
He then jumped on a bus with the knife in his hand.
A woman has been stabbed in the leg by a man who grabbed her from behind and tried to cut her throat in south east London. The victim, who is now recovering in hospital had just left the Co-op supermarket in Plumstead Common Road.
Police are appealing for information to find a 65-year-old man who is missing from his home in Corelli Road, SE3.
Kevin Strickett left home at around 11:30am on Friday, August 9 and has not been seen since. Mr Strickett left his wallet at home and has no cash. Anyone with information is urged to call police at Plumstead on 020 8284 9430.
Two women have died in a fire at a house in Plumstead. Five other people needed treatment in hospital after the fire, which broke out just before one o'clock this morning. The cause is being investigated by police and fire officers.
This report is from Carolyn Sim.
Detectives are continuing their investigating into a murder in Plumstead. Police were called in the early hours of Tuesday 29 January to reports of a man assaulted. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man suffering stab injuries. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was Rolandos Jakubonskis, who was 36 and originally from Lithuania.A post-mortem examination will be held on Wednesday. Anyone with information that may assist is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4805. Police are questioning a 44-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
Police have launched a murder investigation, after a man was stabbed to death at a property in Plumstead this morning.
The victim - aged in his 30s - was pronounced dead at the scene in Elmdene Road shortly before 3am this morning.
A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The Crossrail archaeology programme has also unearthed its first Bronze Age finds - although these won't form part of the exhibition.
Two wooden stakes, cut by early London hunters with an axe, and a hammer stone have been discovered at excavations at Plumstead.
Historians believe these may have been used to build a large network of timber pathways across east London, which may have made it easier for hunters to catch animals living in the lush wetlands some 3,500 years ago.
A 20-year-old from Plumtead has been telling London Tonight how he's used the devastating murder of his best friend to turn his own life around.
Rather than be involved in crime, Timi Jogunosimi is ploughing most of his time into a football project, which is helping other vulnerable young people in South London.
Watch Jamie Shepherd's report:
Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a 15-year-old boy who has been missing since the beginning of this month.
Huu Son Tran is Vietnamese and speaks very little English. He has been in the UK only for a short amount of time.
He had been living in Plumstead before going missing and has connections with Woolwich and Deptford.