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Police hunting man after woman knifed in back

The victim knew Peter Morley, who police are trying to trace for questioning.

Officers are trying to trace a man after a woman was stabbed in the back.

Peter Morley, 35, is wanted for questioning over the attack, which left the victim, believed to be in her 30s, with multiple stab wounds.

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Police want to speak to Peter Morley (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Her injuries are not life-threatening, Scotland Yard said.

Emergency calls were made following the attack on Anglesea Road, Woolwich, south-east London, at around 9.30am on Monday.

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Police at the scene on Anglesea Road (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The victim, who knew Mr Morley, was treated by medical staff and then taken by London’s air ambulance to a major trauma hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Lesley Hamilton said: “It is important that we locate Mr Morley quickly and without further incident and I urge anyone who sees him not to hesitate but to call police without delay.”

Officers have established a crime scene, closed off roads, and stepped up patrols following the incident.

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A police cordon in Anglesea Road (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

There have been no arrests.

A spokeswoman for London’s air ambulance said: “After treatment on scene the patient was transferred by air to a major trauma hospital in London.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Greenwich CID by calling 101 and quoting reference CAD1905 of September 10.

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