Leyton News

Man stabbed repeatedly during violent robbery in Leyton

One of the stab wounds severed the victim’s artery, although he is expected to survive the attack
By Waltham Forest Echo

Stock image (credit: Met Police)
Stock image (credit: Met Police)

Police are appealing for information to catch two suspects after a violent robbery in Leyton last month.

At around 2.45am on Sunday, 4th September, a young man and woman walking home from a party near Lammas Road were reportedly approached by two masked strangers.

Police heard the pair tried to steal the man’s bag and he was repeatedly stabbed in his arms when he tried to fight them off, although he is expected to survive the attack.

In a statement to the press, local Detective Constable Shanice Benjamin said the pair were “clearly dangerous offenders” who were lucky not to have caused more serious injury.

She said: “One of the man’s wounds severed an artery and it was sheer luck that the outcome wasn’t far more serious.

“It is vital that we locate and arrest them as soon as possible. We have already carried out a range of enquiries and would now like to hear from anyone who was in the area who may have information or footage.”

One of the suspects is described as a white teenager, approximately 5ft 6ins, who was wearing a Kappa tracksuit.

The other suspect is described as a Middle Eastern teenager, around 5ft 11ins tall and was wearing a grey tracksuit with a navy blue pattern.

Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to call officers on 101 quoting CAD 1162/04Sep.

To give information anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.