A NURSERY worker was stabbed on her way to work by three girls shouting “Allah will get you”, it has been claimed.

The victim was walking down Wanstead High Street at around 9.30am today (Wednesday, June 7) when she was attacked by three girls.

Her boss, manager of Little Diamonds Nursery in Hermon Hill, Karrien Stevens, said: “She got to the Hermon Hill traffic lights when she was attacked from behind by three girls who pulled her to the ground.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

“They started kicking and punching her and then took out a knife and slashed her arm.

“Apparently they were shouting parts of the Qur’an saying things like ‘Allah will get you.”

The nursery boss said the attackers ran off when a man came to rescue the woman, aged in her 30s, and take her to work.

Ms Stevens added: “When she got to work we couldn’t believe it and called the police straight away.

“It’s terrible, I’m absolutely horrified.

“You don’t expect something like this to happen on your doorstep.”

The stabbing comes four days after the terror attacks in central London when three attackers drove into people at random on London Bridge before stabbing innocent victims at random in restaurants and bars around Borough Market.

The terrorists, who were all shot dead by police, left seven dead and over 50 injured.

Raids have been carried out across east London in the race to identify the attackers, including one in Ilford yesterday.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed they were called to the scene at 9.36am and found the victim with a “slash wound”.

They drove the victim around the area to try to find the perpetrators but failed to find them. No arrests have been made, but officers are still investigating.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance service said: “We were called at 9:43am to reports of an incident on Hermon Hill. 

"We sent an ambulance crew to the scene, arriving in under six minutes. 

"We treated a woman and the scene and took her to a hospital in east London."