Unprovoked Stabbing of Cyclist in Greenford

Random attack on 33-year-old who was stabbed five times


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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man cycling to the shops in Greenford was the victim of a vicious and unprovoked stabbing.

The 33-year-old victim was cycling from the Rise, Greenford, towards Sudbury Hill tube at around 19:30hrs on Saturday, 28 March.

As he entered Ridding Lane, three men pushed him off his bike and assaulted him before running off. Not realising the severity of his injuries, the victim got back on his bike but collapsed shortly afterwards.

He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a central London hospital where he remains in a stable condition. He suffered five stab wounds to his legs, chest, armpit and back.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Steven Constable, from Acton CID, said:

"This appears at this stage to be an entirely unprovoked attack on a man who was merely cycling to the shops. Nothing was stolen during the assault.

"We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about the suspects to contact us as soon as possible. It may be someone saw them hanging around the area in the minutes or hours leading up to the attack."

The first suspect is described as black, around 25 years, about 6ft and slim. He wore dark clothing and is thought to be local to the area. The other suspects were also black and aged about 21 or 22.

They were skinny and wore dark clothing with their hoods up. Anyone with information is asked to contact Acton CID on 020 8721 7029 or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


30th March 2015

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