I think most reasonable people, members of the public, would say, "What an extraordinary coincidence." It raises questions about policing. It raises questions about what kind of people commit these attacks, and indeed it emerged later that the man who attacked her, or committed suicide and was presumed to have attacked Abigail, was another huge drug user.
I refer to the piece -- it said:
"It did cross their minds in those first few hours that perhaps Abigail had been the victim of some kind of revenge attack by associates of the man who were jailed for Nigel's attack. The police asked them about every possible enemy the family may have had and the link was explored by detectives."