Hotel Hammer Attack

7 April 2014, 11:20 | Updated: 8 April 2014, 11:25

Three wealthy female tourists from the Middle East have been taken to hospital with head injuries after being attacked in a hotel room in central London.

The Met Police believe they were attacked by a man with a hammer.

Officers were called to the Cumberland Hotel near Oxford Street at around 1.50am on Sunday 6 April 2014.

Police believe the single male suspect went into the bedroom on the seventh floor of the hotel, where the three women and three children were asleep in adjoining rooms.

All of the victims are believed to be aged in their 30s and are all from the United Arab Emirates.

'Victim One' is in a critical condition; 'Victim Two' is described as serious but stable and 'Victim Three' is in a stable condition.

The attacks are being treated as attempted murder.  

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers said: "This was an unusually violent attack on three women and I am very keen to speak with anyone who was in or around the hotel between 1am and 2am on Sunday morning.

"Did you see or hear anything that could be of use to my officers? If so, we would like to hear from you as soon as possible."

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating.