THIS is the terrified mum who screamed for help as she was slashed in the face and back by a crazed knifeman while she pushed her baby in a pram.
Jo Conlon, 36, was walking with her child in Streatham, South West London, at 5.20pm yesterday when the “loner” crept up behind her in an apparent mugging.
He stabbed her three times in front of the tot – understood to be aged around one – without saying a word before fleeing the scene.
Jo screamed “I’ve been stabbed” as horrified neighbours ran out to find her hunched over the pushchair with blood “streaming from her face”.
She was rushed to hospital but her injuries were deemed as non life-threatening or life-changing. Her child was not injured.
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A horrified witness told how the mum was “slashed in the face” in front of her toddler.
She added: “She was screaming loudly help, help for a few minutes.
“It was probably for her mobile phone as she was on the phone when it happened.”
While one local told The Sun Online: “The first thing me and my son heard was screaming coming from the street.
“I tended to her injuries and made sure she wasn’t dying.
“She was bleeding from her face. It was just running down from her face.”
Jo’s open social media reveals she got married to husband Greg – a financial controller – in 2016 in a stunning ceremony.
She appears to work as a marketing manager at McDonald’s and studied for a degree in psychology at Durham University.
The mum is also understood to have an MA in marketing from Kingston University.
Cops are now urgently hunting the silent attacker, who has been described as 6ft tall, black and wearing dark clothing.
They are currently trawling through CCTV and keeping an “open mind” regarding the motive.
Scotland Yard said: “Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a mother was stabbed in an unprovoked attack in Streatham Hill while she was with her child.
“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
“Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference CAD5169/20. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”