A 16-year-old boy will appear in court early next week after a woman was stabbed in the back by a cyclist in Newbury Park.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Tuesday evening (July 12).

He has since been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of knife in a public place.

These charges follow an incident last Friday night, July 8, in which a 27-year-old woman was stabbed in St Johns Road.

She was taken to hospital where her injuries were assessed as not life-threatening or life-changing.

The defendant appeared in custody at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, July 13, where he was again remanded until his next appearance at the same court on Monday (July 18).

His arrest follows an appeal in which police released images they had recovered as part of their investigation.

Detectives from the Met’s east area CID continue to appeal for information, urging anyone who can assist to get in touch.

Call 101 or tweet @MetCC providing reference number CAD 7258/08Jul.

To remain 100 per cent anonymous, visit the Crimestoppers website or call 0800 555 111.