Less than a week after the London Bridge attack that left eight people dead and another 48 wounded, a female nursery school teacher suffered an attack June 7 by three women who beat her and slashed her with a knife while allegedly "chanting" portions of the Quran and shouting "Allah," the Mirror reported.
A trio of Asian women dressed in black reportedly attacked the unnamed victim, 30, last Wednesday morning as she walked to work, according to the victim's colleagues at the Little Diamonds nursery in Wanstead in East London.
"She had three Asian girls behind her chanting the Koran, 'Allah'," Karrien Stevens, the nursery's manager, said, the Mirror reported. "They pulled her to the ground, punched her, kicked her. One of them pulled out a knife and cut her arm from her wrist to her elbow."
"Her stomach was hurting, she had marks all over her, her hair was pulled out," Stevens continued. "She is shaken up, she's emotionally a bit of a wreck, they did scare her, but she is OK, she is a strong staff member."
The attack reportedly lasted around 10 minutes until the women broke off the attack and fled when a passerby intervened.
Authorities are currently investigating the attack, but so far there have been no updates about the identities of the attackers. According to a Metropolitan Police spokesman, the incident is "not being treated as terrorism at this stage."