Ten have-a-go heroes tackle knifeman who stabbed a mother with her baby in Edgware Road

‘It was like Tom And Jerry, they were on him right and left, the guys’.

Brave café customers fought off a knifeman who was repeatedly stabbing a woman with a baby inside an Edgware Road coffee shop.

A woman, believed to be in her 30s, has been rushed to a Londonhospital with multiple knife injuries after the attack on Thursday morning (October 20).

About 10 men picked up chairs and chased the Knife attacker at a cafe in the Edgware Road

The Metropolitan Police (MET) say bystanders rushed to the aid of the woman before successfully detaining a suspect, who was later arrested by police.

Videos posted online show members of the public attacking a man with chairs in the middle of Edgware Road whilst others screamed in shock.

The woman’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing and there are no reports of injuries to the child.

Eyewitnesses told the Daily Star that the woman was pushing a baby in a buggy when she was attacked, with some bystanders staying with the baby whilst others detained the man.

“I think she was stabbed in the hand and in her chest. She was on the ground and there was a lot of blood,” said a 27-year-old woman.

“Two ladies were at her side and helping to look after her baby. About 10 guys picked up chairs and chased the attacker.”

The alleged attacker, who was arrested on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH), is believed to have been known to the victim.

The owner of a shop across the road, Omar Awada, 47, told the BBC: “He tried to run away but the local guys managed to catch him and they beat him until the police came.

“It was like Tom And Jerry, they were on him right and left, the guys.”

Specialist firearms officers were sent to the scene which was later pictured with a police cordon close to a Costa coffee shop close and the Marks and Spencer store.

Westminster Police tweeted: “Police received multiple calls this morning to Edgware Road #W2 following reports of a stabbing in a coffee shop.

“Officers responded with LAS. A female, in her 30s, was treated for stab injuries. She has been conveyed to hospital; we await an assessment of her condition.

“A man was detained by members of the public who intervened. He has been taken to hospital. He has been arrested on suspicion of GBH.

“At this very early stage it is believed the male and victim are known to each other.

“Specialist firearms officers were among those responding. No taser or police firearms have been discharged. Police remain on scene and enquiries are ongoing.”