Revealed: Woman cyclist knifed in Streatham terror attack was a nursery teacher in her 50s on her way home from coffee with friends who yelled ‘he stabbed me’ after Sudesh Amman struck
- Woman in her 50s was first victim attacked by Sudesh Amman in Streatham
- The nursery teacher reportedly yelled ‘he stabbed me’ as he struck
- She was released from hospital just five hours after the horrific incident
The woman cyclist stabbed in the Streatham terror attack is a nursery teacher who was caught up in the horror as she headed home after enjoying coffee with family and friends.
The woman, in her 50s, was ‘extremely lucky’ to be alive after Sudesh Amman, 20, knifed her in the back, friends said.
She reportedly yelled ‘he stabbed me’, as Amman went on the rampage, and witnesses said passers-by rushed to protect her in the aftermath. She was released from hospital just five hours after the attack and is now recovering at her home in south London.
Armed police shot dead terrorist Sudesh Amman, who was wearing a fake suicide vest, after he grabbed a knife from a shop and a female nursery teacher and another man
She had travelled to Streatham on Sunday with her 12-year-old daughter to meet friends at a nearby cafe.
One described how the victim, who moved to the UK from Poland around 20 years ago, was caught up in the attack after she turned down another coffee to head home by bike, leaving her daughter in her friends’ care.
He added: ‘She is an amazing woman with such a good spirit who is very involved in community life.’
He said that she is a nursery teacher at a nearby Catholic school and a prominent environmental campaigner.