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A woman is tonight in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked with a pair of scissors in Sidcup, London.

Police have confirmed to Police Hour that the incident occurred on Thursday 24th April.

The woman aged 24 was in her own home with her partner when a male entered the property near Cleve Road and attacked her before running off.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes has described the incident as an appalling crime, He is appealing for information from anyone who noticed a male running in the Cleve Road area around 23.30 hours.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Bexley CID on 0208 284 9257 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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