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Silent Witness Star Liz Carr Attacked With Scissors

August 16, 2017

Liz Carr is a respected friend of our editor. We wish her well in a full and fast recovery from this terrible, shocking incident.

Liz Carr, the Silent Witness star, was been stabbed in the head by an attacker armed with two pairs of scissors.

The actress, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, was targeted by a man who she later joked was like Edward Scissorhands while her carer tried to defend her.

Ms Carr, who plays scientist Clarissa Mullery in the BBC crime drama, was reportedly lunged at by a man as she crossed a road near Euston station in central London.

She is recovering from a slash wound following the apparently random attack, while her carer was also taken to hospital.


A friend of Ms Carr told The Sun the attack last week was a “terrifying experience” for the actress.

“There was blood everywhere, but she was very lucky that the wound grazed her head and she was not more seriously injured,” the friend said.

“Typically, Liz is putting a brave face on it – joking that it was like being attacked by Edward Scissorhands. She has no idea who he was and has never seen him before.”

A suspect in his 20s was arrested by police on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and taken into custody at a north London police station.


Scotland Yard said the man has since been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Emilia Fox, Ms Carr’s Silent Witness co-star, sent a message of support on Twitter two days after the attack. 

In response to a fan posting a photo of the pair, Ms Fox said: “Big love to @thelizcarr, one of the most phenomenal women alive, thank goodness!xx”

Ms Carr replied: “Thank you for all the love today and always xxx”

Suzy Bennett, an actress friend of Ms Carr, also sent a message of good wishes on Twitter, to which Ms Carr responded: “All good 😉 x.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Officers were called to Euston Road at 8.21pm on Thursday August 10 to reports of a man attacking two women with scissors.

“The two women were taken to hospital suffering minor cuts and subsequently discharged.”

Ms Carr suffers from arthrogryposis multiplex congenital, a rare genetic condition, and has been in a wheelchair since she was seven.

She is also a comic and disabled rights activist.

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  1. August 16, 2017 1:31 pm

    i am thinking “what a B. COWARD. attacking women and one who has no chance of defending herself while stuck in a wheelchair. time something was done about these cowardly attacks on the vulnerable/disabled etc

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