Bow stabbings: Man, 36, arrested
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two lone women were stabbed in east London.
A 57-year-old woman was taken to hospital after she was stabbed several times in Parnell Road, Bow, shortly before 20:30 BST on Sunday.
A woman aged in her 60s also required hospital treatment when she was attacked in Chariot Close on Friday.
Police said a 36-year-old man had been arrested earlier in Bow on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder.
The woman who was attacked on Friday was stabbed beside a children's playground as she returned home having bought fish and chips.
A 51-year-old man who was held on suspicion of GBH on Sunday has been released under investigation pending further inquiries.
Neither of the two women's injuries are life threatening.