Mother grabbed from behind and has kitchen knife held to throat in broad daylight attack

The random attack took place in Robin Hood Lane  (Google Maps)
The random attack took place in Robin Hood Lane (Google Maps)

A mother screamed for her life as two robbers grabbed her from behind and held a knife to her throat as she walked home.

Neighbours ran out of their homes to scare off the two male muggers who ambushed the woman, in her 40s, as she walked home at 11.10am on New Year’s Eve.

The victim reached out to witnesses on social media and thanked passing motorists and residents for coming to “save her”.

There were no reports of any injuries in the knifepoint attack.

A Met spokesman said: “Police are investigating after a woman in her 40s had a knife held to her throat on Robin Hood Lane in Sutton.

“The incident happened at around 11:10hrs on Saturday, 31 December as the woman was grabbed from behind.

“She screamed which caused passing cars to stop and the two male suspects made off.”

The force added there have been no arrests so far.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 2973/31Dec.