Mother, 36, is stabbed in the back as she pushed her child in pram

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Jo Conlon was taken to hospital after being attacked from behind in Streatham Hill, South London, by a 6ft tall black man wearing dark clothing.

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  • Jo Conlon, 36, was attacked from behind in Streatham Hill, South London
  • Police hunt suspect described as 6ft tall black man wearing dark clothing
  • Attacker said nothing as he stabbed her three times before running away 
  • Scotland Yard appeal for witnesses following assault at 5.30pm yesterday 

A mother screamed ‘I’ve been stabbed’ after she was knifed in the back in an unprovoked attack while pushing her child in a pram.

Josephine Conlon, 36, was seen bleeding from her face after being stabbed three times outside a block of flats in Streatham Hill, South London, at about 5.30pm yesterday.

Her attacker, described as a 6ft black man in dark clothing, is believed to have laid in wait for her and said nothing as he attacked her – before running off down the leafy suburban street.

Witnesses said Mrs Conlon, who is a marketing manager for McDonald’s, was left with blood ‘pouring down her face’ and hunched over her pushchair, but her child was not injured.

A neighbour claimed the attacker may have been trying to steal her phone – which was found on the floor a short distance away ‘covered in blood’ – as she had been using it at the time.

Her father-in-law today told MailOnline Mrs Conlon is still in hospital but ‘doing well’. He had been visiting his daughter and her husband from his home in Australia when the attack happened.

Mrs Conlon, who studied at Durham and Kingston universities, married her husband – a financial controller for a top London communications agency – in 2016.

 

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