Hammer attack on 3 UAE women in London hotel
London, April 7, 2014
Three women from UAE have been attacked by a man armed with a hammer in a room at a central London hotel, BBC has reported.
The man entered a room on the seventh floor of the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch where three women and three children were sleeping, the report quoted police as saying.
It is believed the suspect was disturbed and the women were then hit about the face and head with a hammer.
The condition of one woman was "critical" and the police were treating the attack as attempted murder, said the report.
Scotland Yard added the suspect struck shortly before 02:00 BST on Sunday and a hammer had been recovered from the scene.
All three victims were in their 30s.