London, May 15 (ANI): In a bizarre attack, prominent anti-knife campaigner MP Stephen Timms was stabbed in the stomach by a young Asian woman. Curiously she was not motivated to commit the act.
The 21- year-old woman, wearing an orange head-scarf nonchalantly plunged the knife twice into Timm's stomach. Timms was saved by his fearless aide, Andrew Bazeley, who wrestled the woman down and disarmed her.
According to police sources, Timms should thank his lucky stars that the knife missed his vital organs.
"He could easily have been killed. The knife missed his vital organs. But an inch or two either way and it would have been curtains," The Sun quoted police as saying.
Meanwhile, the authorities have failed to pinpoint the motive for the woman's attack. According to eyewitnesses, she appeared composed and did not have a history of mental illness.
The Asian community has expressed its support for Timms, a devout Christian. Local community worker Rahman Fazlur described Timms as "an excellent MP" and said he had first-rate relations with the Asian community. (ANI)