Police have launched an investigation after an 18-year-old woman was found stabbed in a public toilet in east London.
The victim was found with stab wounds to her stomach and neck in the public toilets at Little Ilford Park in Manor Park on Monday.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the attack yesterday evening.
He remains at an east London police station.
The woman is in a serious condition in hospital following the stabbing in Newham.
In a statement, the Met Police said: "Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 5.52pm on Monday, February 17 to Dore Avenue E12, after a woman was found suffering from stab injuries in the public toilets at Little Ilford Park.
"Officers attended. The victim, believed to be aged 18, has been taken to hospital — we await an assessment of her condition.
"Enquiries into how the victim sustained her injuries are ongoing."
Detective Inspector Jeremy McDermott, from the Met's Safeguarding Team North East Area, said: "This attack took place in the early evening and we would like to hear from any members of the public who were in the area at the time.
"This was a needlessly violent attack where a young woman has received stab wounds to her stomach and neck and is seriously ill in hospital."
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the attack.
Anyone who has information that might help police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 6329/17Feb or call 07881 330951.
Alternatively, those who want to help can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The stabbing comes after 2019 saw record highs in knife crime for England and Wales.
Officials figures showed a 7% rise in offences involving knives or sharp instruments, including stabbings, in the year to September.
Police recorded almost 44,700 offences in England and Wales, which the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said was a new record.
Last year saw 149 homicide investigations launched in London, the highest number for more than a decade.
- MET Police
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