Wanstead is (was? - things change so quickly these days) a nice suburb of East London /Essex. From Walthamstow I used to aspire to Wanstead. From the East London Essex Guardian
A NURSERY worker was stabbed on her way to work by three girls shouting “Allah will get you”, it has been claimed. The victim was walking down Wanstead High Street at around 9.30am today (Wednesday, June 7) when she was attacked by three girls.
Her boss, manager of Little Diamonds Nursery in Hermon Hill, Karrien Stevens, said: “She got to the Hermon Hill traffic lights when she was attacked from behind by three girls who pulled her to the ground. They started kicking and punching her and then took out a knife and slashed her arm. Apparently they were shouting parts of the Qur’an saying things like ‘Allah will get you.”
The nursery boss said the attackers ran off when a man came to rescue the woman, aged in her 30s, and take her to work.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed they were called to the scene at 9.36am and found the victim with a “slash wound”. They drove the victim around the area to try to find the perpetrators but failed to find them. No arrests have been made, but officers are still investigating.
The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is not treating this morning's Wanstead stabbing as a terror-related attack, despite attackers shouting "parts of the Qur'an".
And as some of the commentators remark, no suggestion that it is a hate crime either.