A woman in her 20s has been “seriously assaulted” in Gants Hill, police are treating the incident as an attempted murder.
On Thursday, November 4, at around 9:30pm the 20-year-old victim was close to the junction of Clarence Avenue and The Crescent in Gants Hill.
She was assaulted suffering a neck injury, it is not yet known what condition the woman is in. Updates follow.
Police arrested a 24-year-old man on Friday, November 5 on suspicion of attempted murder. He was subsequently charged and remains in custody.
Officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Constable Chloe James, of the East Area Command, said: “I know that there were a number of good Samaritans who came to the victim’s aid on the night of this incident and I am very keen to hear from those people.
“No matter how insignificant you think your information might be please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident should call 101 quoting reference CAD 7884/4Nov.