Staff at a children’s hospice helped one of the victims of a stabbing at Sainsbury’s in Hampton on Friday (May 20).
The alleged attack happened in the car park of the supermarket in The Avenue, near Twickenham , at 10.35am, next to Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice.
Sandi Hillery, head of care at the hospice, said staff also locked witnesses behind security gates to keep them away from the knifeman.
She said: “Members of staff from our nearby children’s hospice, Shooting Star House , heard some screams and rushed outside to see what was going on."
"The attack was still taking place in Sainsbury’s car park but we led the woman onto our premises, before the nursing team administered emergency treatment.
“The staff also ushered members of the public who had witnessed the attacks behind the building’s security gates to prevent further attacks while the man was still in the area.
“Staff and families connected to Shooting Star Chase are safe following the incident and our thoughts are with the victims after such a traumatic event.”
The attacks occurred as bereaved families gathered at the hospice for a memorial day, where parents and siblings return to the hospice to remember children who have died.
Four women were injured in the stabbing. Three have non-life threatening injuries, but the fourth victim is in a serious condition.
A man in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody at a south-west London police station.