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Three men with machetes who nearly killed teen in Leytonstone still at large

So far, no arrests have been made

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The attack happened just outside Leytonstone Tube Station (credit: Sunil060902/Wikimedia)
By Waltham Forest Echo 01 July 2022

Police are appealing for help to catch three unknown men who left a teenage boy fighting for his life after a stabbing in Leytonstone last month. Police are appealing for help to catch three unknown men who left a teenage boy fighting for his life after a stabbing in Leytonstone last month.

The victim had just crossed the road outside of Leytonstone Tube Station in Church Lane shortly after 7pm on Sunday, 8th May, when he was surrounded.The victim had just crossed the road outside of Leytonstone Tube Station in Church Lane shortly after 7pm on Sunday, 8th May, when he was surrounded.

His attackers were wielding machetes and the teenager was stabbed in the chest and arm before they fled the scene. His attackers were wielding machetes and the teenager was stabbed in the chest and arm before they fled the scene.

With the help of the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance, he was rushed to a nearby hospital and thankfully survived his life-threatening injuries.With the help of the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance, he was rushed to a nearby hospital and thankfully survived his life-threatening injuries.

So far, no arrests have been made but police continue to investigate. So far, no arrests have been made but police continue to investigate.

Detective Constable Rachel Gardiner, the investigating officer, said: “A young man was left fighting for his life after this brutal and shocking attack, which took place in broad daylight near a busy Tube station.Detective Constable Rachel Gardiner, the investigating officer, said: “A young man was left fighting for his life after this brutal and shocking attack, which took place in broad daylight near a busy Tube station.

“Do you remember seeing anything that might help our investigation? Maybe you saw the three men acting suspiciously prior to the attack, or running away afterwards? Maybe something else from that evening sticks out in your mind? “Do you remember seeing anything that might help our investigation? Maybe you saw the three men acting suspiciously prior to the attack, or running away afterwards? Maybe something else from that evening sticks out in your mind?

"Please contact us with any information you have. Even something you think is insignificant could be the key to us bringing those responsible to justice.”"Please contact us with any information you have. Even something you think is insignificant could be the key to us bringing those responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5967/08MAY.Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5967/08MAY.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.