A knife gang jumped out of a car and stabbed a teenager in a ‘brazen’ broad daylight attack which left passers-by stunned, police say.
Officers say four men jumped out of a VW Passat before carrying out the attack on a 16-year-old in the Redbridge area of east London.
Today police have released CCTV stills of two men they would like to speak to following the attack, which took on a residential road in Ilford.
One of the suspects was armed with a knife and stabbed the teenager in the arm, police say. The men then fled the scene in the car.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the incident, which took place around 2.45pm on October 1.
The teenager was taken to hospital for treatment following the attack, before later being discharged.
Detective Constable Charlotte Joseph from the East Area Command Unit said: ‘This was a brazen attack carried out in broad daylight in the middle of a busy street.
‘Those involved are clearly dangerous individuals who need to be apprehended.
‘I would ask anyone who recognises the two males in the images, or who has information that could identify the others involved to contact police immediately.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD3895/1Oct.
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.