Wednesday 18 July 2018

Silent Witness star Liz Carr ‘looking forward to returning to work’ following stabbing incident

The actress, who plays scientist Clarissa Mullery in Silent Witness, is looking forward to returning to work.

Silent Witness actress Liz Carr (PA)
Silent Witness actress Liz Carr (PA)

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Disabled Silent Witness star Liz Carr has said she is looking forward to returning to work following an incident which left her hospitalised, after being stabbed in the head by a scissor-wielding attacker.

The actress, who is in a wheelchair and portrays scientist Clarissa Mullery in the popular TV show, was reportedly lunged at by a man near Euston station in central London last week.

(Jonathan Brady/PA)

She was said to be recovering from a slash wound following the attack while her carer was also taken to hospital, according to The Sun.

A statement said: “Thanks to everyone who has sent their love and good wishes following last week’s stabbing.

“Just to reassure you that whilst it was very frightening at the time, I came out of it relatively unscathed and was even back home later that night.

“Looking forward to returning to filming on Silent Witness next week where thankfully all the violence is fake!”

In a tweet, she also thanked the “amazing paramedics, ambulance crew & A&E staff”.

A suspect in his 20s was arrested by officers on suspicion of GBH and taken into custody at a north London police station, the Metropolitan Police said.

A spokesman said the man has since been detained under the Mental Health Act.

(Jonathan Brady/PA)

He added: “Officers were called to Euston Road at 8.21pm on Thursday August 10 to reports of a man attacking two women with scissors.

“The two women were taken to hospital suffering minor cuts and subsequently discharged.”

Carr suffers from rare genetic condition arthrogryposis multiplex congenital and has been in a wheelchair since the age of seven.

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