A 54-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after another woman was found with a stab wound to her neck in Dalston.

Police said that they were called to a home in Hertford Road at 6.06am after “concerns were raised for the welfare of a woman”.

The London Ambulance Service attended as well as London’s Air Ambulance. Hackney Police said that officers gave the victim, a woman aged in her 50s, first aid prior to their arrival.

The woman was subsequently rushed to hospital in a serious condition with a stab wound to her neck.

A police spokesperson said that her condition was subsequently assessed as not life-threatening or life-changing.

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A 54-year-old woman was later found “elsewhere in the borough” and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. She was taken into custody at an east London police station.

Hackney Police said that a crime scene remains in place but that there is “no wider risk to the community”.

Enquiries into the incident continue and police have urged anyone with information or footage that could aid the investigation to call 101, quoting CAD1009/04May23.