Leytonstone News

Man suspected of stabbing stranger after supermarket argument

The suspect is said to have followed the man away from the store and stabbed him in the back
By Waltham Forest Echo

CCTV footage of the man police are looking for (credit: Met)
CCTV footage of the man police are looking for (credit: Met)

Police have released this image of a man they are looking for after a non-fatal stabbing in Leytonstone.

On 14th July at around 5pm, a 39-year-old was stabbed in the back after arguing with another man in the Tesco Express in High Road, Leytonstone.

He reported that the stranger followed him and attacked him in Francis Street with what police believe was a Swiss army knife.

While his injuries were not serious, a Met spokesperson says he “he remains incredibly shaken by his ordeal”.

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Detective Constable Alexandra Varga told the Echo: “We know the images are not the best quality, however we hope members of the public will study them carefully.

“This was a sudden and utterly unnecessary escalation of violence and we must identify the person. Please don’t hesitate if you have information that could help.”

This incident is unconnected to the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Ghulam Sadiq in the same road earlier this month.

Call 101 or tweet @MetCC ref CAD 5895/14 Jul.

To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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