The victim, who is in her 30s, sustained a number of stab wounds during the attack yesterday evening.
She was treated by paramedics before being rushed to hospital with injuries that are described as life-threatening.
The assault is believed to have taken place in the street outside New Enterprise House, at the junction of High Road and Mill Lane.
INCIDENT: Mill Lane, Chadwell Heath between the junctions of High Road and Lee Avenue is currently closed to all traffic due to a police investigation following a serious assault. A large crime scene is in place, including New Enterprise House. Please avoid at this time. pic.twitter.com/stHGDrOB6I
— Barking & Dagenham Police (@MPSBarkDag) November 5, 2018
Police were called there at around 8.20pm after receiving reports of a man and woman arguing.
A man, also aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.
He has been taken into custody at a nearby police station.Tags: Chadwell Heath, Barking and Dagenham
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