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Two held over Dagenham park attack which left woman critical

Qingqing Rao Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Qingqing Rao suffered stab wounds and serious head injuries

Two people have been arrested after a City worker was left fighting for her life when she was stabbed in an east London park.

Qingqing Rao, 29, was attacked yards from her home after leaving a bus in Krithia Road, Dagenham, on 13 February.

She remains in a critical condition in hospital having suffered stab wounds and serious head injuries.

A 26-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery.

Image caption The attack took place in a park near Krithia Road, Dagenham

Det Ch Insp Gary Holmes previously described the attack as a "really brutal and horrific stabbing of a young lady coming home from work."

Scotland Yard have appealed for two women who stopped to help the victim, or anyone else with information, to contact them.

Image caption The Met previously called the attack a "really brutal and horrific stabbing"

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