Warning issued after stranger approaches three women in street and 'threatens to kill them' before fleeing

LONDONERS have been warned to stay on their guard after a stranger armed with a bottle approached three women in the street and threatened to kill them.

The shocking incident, which bears chilling echoes of the Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa cases, happened in Tower Hamlets on Tuesday evening.

Residents say the man attempted to attack the victims at around 7.10pm in the Langdon Park area.

A post on Facebook reads: “He approached [the women] threatening to kill them.

"He had something in his hand that he was pointing at them in a stabbing motion repeatedly.

“He chased one woman too, though luckily she managed to escape.

“As this was happening, the victims all screamed for help."

The terrifying ordeal happened in front of members of the public waiting for Tubes at Langdon Park and enjoying an evening at Chrisp Street Market, it's reported.

However, the social media post revealed "not one" bystander stepped in to help.

The witness said the attacker is in his 20s, around 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build.

He was last seen wearing a light grey tracksuit.

No arrests have been made.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at approximately 7.20pm on Tuesday, September 28 to reports of a man shouting at women in the vicinity of Chrisp Street.

“One of the women reported he was holding an item, believed to be a bottle.

Officers attended the scene but the man had left.

HORROR ON THE STREETS

“[There have been] no reports of any injuries.”

Attacks against women by men who they don't know are rare – but Sarah's appalling murder has thrown the case of stranger violence back into the spotlight.

She had never met her killer, monster cop Wayne Couzens, before he abducted her during a fake Covid patrol in March.

A judge today ruled that Couzens will die behind bars as he issued a rare whole-life sentence for the horrific crime.

Today, the defendant appeared at the Old Bailey for the second day of his sentencing – moments after the man accused of murdering Sabina was in the dock.

Ex-Domino's delivery driver Koci Selamaj, 36, is accused of "violently" attacking the 28-year-old as she walked through a park in Kidbrooke, south-east London.

It's believed he was not known to her.

Prosecutors allege that primary school teacher Sabina was bludgeoned with a 2ft weapon.

CALLS TO RESIGN

The defendant has already indicated that he will deny the charge against him.

Meanwhile, Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick is facing calls to resign.

Labour MP Harriet Harman has asked Home Secretary Priti Patel to take urgent action to "rebuild the shattered confidence of women in the police service".

And in a letter to Dame Cressida, Ms Harman said: "Women need to be confident that the police are there to make them safe, not to put them at risk. Women need to be able to trust the police, not to fear them.

"I have written to the Home Secretary to set out a number of actions which must be taken to rebuild the shattered confidence of women in the police service.

"I think it is not possible for you to lead these necessary actions in the Metropolitan Police.

"I am sure that you must recognise this, and I ask you to resign to enable these changes to be taken through and for women to be able to have justified confidence in the police."




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