A nursery school teacher has been beaten and knifed in a London street by three women who chanted from the Koran.
She was taken to hospital but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Karrien Stevens, who runs the nursery, said she was “horrified”. She said: “A staff member was coming to work when three Asian girls came up behind her chanting the Koran.
“They pulled her to the ground, kicking and punching her. One of them got the knife out and cut her arm. They were shouting about Allah, that and the Koran.”
The women ran off and have not been located by police, who are investigating.
The attack came less than a week after the London Bridge terror atrocity in which eight people died and about 50 were injured.
Despite the allegation that those who carried out the attack may have had some kind of religious motivation, police said they are not treating the incident as a potential terror threat.