A woman who was attacked with an axe is still fighting for her life in hospital.

Metropolitan Police says it was called by the London Ambulance Service to a report of a woman attacked with an axe inside a residential address in Princes Road, Ilford, shortly after 2pm on Friday, April 9.

A 53-year-old woman was found seriously injured.

She was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to come forward. 

Detective Inspector Sean Treweek, leading the investigation, said: “If you have any information relating to the incident including any dash cam footage from Princes Road, Dukes Road or Crown Road from that Friday afternoon, please call police on 101 quoting reference 3935/09Apr."

  • A suspect has been charged with related offences and remains in custody.