Wednesday 25 April 2018

Hero grandmother disarmed woman who tried to stab grandson with kitchen knife

Police have released frightening CCTV footage of a woman trying to stab a 15-year-old boy with a huge kitchen knife as he gets on a London bus with his grandmother

Claire Lomas

Officers from the Metropolitan Police have released CCTV footage in an attempt to identify a woman who attempted to stab a teenage boy on a bus in Lambeth.

On December 26, 2015, at about 12:30, the 15-year-old boy boarded a Route 133 bus on Brixton Road with his 51-year-old grandmother.

The suspect, who was already on the bus, approached the victim and produced a large kitchen knife, which she attempted to stab the victim with.

The victim's grandmother intervened and managed to disarm the suspect, who then got off the bus and fled towards Oval.

The victim suffered a minor cut to the stomach.

The suspect is described as an Asian woman, aged about 20 to 30-years-old. She wore a distinctive headscarf with a kangaroo print.

Anyone who was on the bus at the time of the incident or has any information, is urged to call police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 199092.

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