Woman wearing Charlie Hebdo T-shirt is stabbed at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park as police hunt man


Charlie Hebdo T-shirt-wearing woman is STABBED at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park in attack caught on video as police hunt man dressed all in black who fled the scene

  • Woman suffered a stab wound and was seen with blood pouring down her face
  • The man who carried out the attack quickly sprinted away from the scene
  • Police have not said whether there was a motive for the attack but video footage shows the woman was wearing a blue Charlie Hebdo T-shirt

A woman wearing a Charlie Hebdo T-shirt has been stabbed at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park as police hunt for a man dressed in black who fled the scene. 

The 39-year-old victim suffered a stab wound and was seen with blood pouring down the side of her face after the stabbing at the site where people gather for public speeches and debates on Sunday.  

The man who carried out the attack quickly sprinted away as he was chased by members of the public as well as police.  

Video footage shows a large group of people standing outside in torrential rain before the attacker lunged at the woman and stabbed her at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park

The woman, who was wearing a Charlie Hebdo T-shirt, was stabbed at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park

The woman, who was wearing a Charlie Hebdo T-shirt, was stabbed at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park

Video footage shows a large group of people standing outside in torrential rain before the attacker lunged at the woman and stabbed her before she cowered and walked shakily away as the man ran in the opposite direction.   

The woman is later seen clutching her right hand close to her body and with what appears to be blood at her temple as she is helped into a police van by officers who were nearby.

The Met Police said officers attended Hyde Park at 3.34pm to reports of a woman being stabbed at Speakers’ Corner.  

The victim, who was wearing a blue-T-shirt with Charlie Hebdo written on it, was seen being treated as she sat inside the police van before being taken to hospital for further treatment of minor injuries. 

The attacker, who was dressed in all black, had fled shortly after the attack and a crime scene has been put in place. Police said a knife was recovered nearby. 

The Metropolitan police have not said whether there was a motive for the attack but video footage of the attack shows the woman was wearing a Charlie Hebdo T-shirt.

The victim suffered a stab wound and was seen with blood pouring down the side of her face on Sunday

The victim suffered a stab wound and was seen with blood pouring down the side of her face on Sunday

The man who carried out the attack quickly sprinted away as he was chased by members of the public as well as police

The man who carried out the attack quickly sprinted away as he was chased by members of the public as well as police

Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine based in Paris, lost 12 employees in an al Qaida attack in 2015 by French-born extremists Said and Cherif Kouachi.

Their primary targets were staff at the satirical magazine which had published a series of cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad. 

The Met Police told MailOnline in a statement: ‘Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 15:34hrs on Sunday, 25 July to reports of an assault at Speakers’ Corner, W1.

‘Officers attended and found a woman suffering from a minor slash injury. She was treated by the LAS before being taken to a central London hospital.

‘A knife was recovered nearby.

‘Officers from Westminster are working alongside the Royal Parks OCU to investigate and identify the man responsible.

‘There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

‘Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 4376/25Jul.’    

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