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Woman in 'kangaroo-print' headscarf attempts to stab 15-year-old boy with kitchen knife on bus

The unprovoked attack was foiled by the victim’s grandmother, with the assailant then fleeing. / YouTube

A WOMAN WEARING a ‘kangaroo-print’ headscarf attempted to stab a 15-year-old boy in an unprovoked attack on a London bus.

The incident happened on a 133 bus on Brixton Road, Lambeth in the south of the city in late December according to the Met Police.

The Met have released a video of the woman, along with an image of the large kitchen knife used during the attempted assault, in the hope of identifying and locating the woman.

On 26 December the boy and his grandmother boarded the bus at approximately 12.30pm. The suspect, who was already on the bus then approached the boy and attempted to stab him.

L14-16 - Knife The knife used during the incident Met Police Met Police

The teenage boy’s 51-year-old grandmother intervened after the attack began and succeeded in disarming the woman. The boy did however suffer a minor cut to the stomach during the incident.

The woman then fled the bus in the direction of the Oval district.

She is described as being an Asian woman aged between 20 and 30, wearing a “distinctive headscarf with a kangaroo print”.

The Met have appealed for anyone who was on the bus at the time or who has any information to contact them quoting reference 199092.

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