Man arrested after woman knifed in back

Peter Morley is being questioned by police on suspicion of attempted murder.

Woolwich stabbing
Woolwich stabbing

A man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed in the back.

Peter Morley, 35, has been detained on suspicion of attempted murder and held in custody at a south London police station.

The victim, believed to be in her 30s, was left with multiple stab wounds after the attack.

Woolwich stabbing
Police wanted to speak to Peter Morley (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Her injuries were not life-threatening, Scotland Yard said.

Emergency calls were made following the attack on Anglesea Road, Woolwich, south-east London, at around 9.30am on Monday.

Woolwich stabbing
Police at the scene on Anglesea Road (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The victim, who knew Morley, was treated by medical staff and then taken by London’s air ambulance to a major trauma hospital.

Officers closed off roads and stepped up patrols following the incident.

Woolwich stabbing
A police cordon in Anglesea Road (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A spokeswoman for London’s air ambulance said: “After treatment on scene the patient was transferred by air to a major trauma hospital in London.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Greenwich CID by calling 101 and quoting reference CAD1905 of September 10.

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