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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two lone women were stabbed in east London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two lone women were stabbed in east London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two lone women were stabbed in east London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two lone women were stabbed in east London.

The victims, aged in their 50s and 60s, were left needing hospital treatment following the attacks in Bow that took place two days apart.

Scotland Yard said a 36-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder in the early hours of Monday morning.

In the first attack, a woman was stabbed in Chariot Close on Friday. She was taken to hospital for treatment, although her injuries were not life-threatening.

In the second incident, a 57-year-old woman suffered a number of stab wounds when she was set upon on Sunday night.

Officers were called to the scene in Parnell Road just before 8.30pm.

The victim was taken to hospital where she received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm on Sunday, although was later released under investigation pending further inquiries.

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