Police report: The suspect, who is unknown to the victim, approached from behind and attacked her before making off in the direction of Woolwich Road.
The injured woman was taken to a south London hospital where her injuries have been deemed not life threatening.
The suspect is described as an Asian male, aged in his 30s, of heavy build. He may be wearing a tan jacket.
Police enquiries are underway to identify and trace the suspect.
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