Police hunt knifeman who stabbed man in back and another in stomachApril 14, 2019
Random knife attacker terrorises London: Police hunt knifeman who stabbed a man, 63, in the back and another person in the stomach in unprovoked attacks
- A 63-year-old and a 39-year-old were attacked on Kilburn High Road on Tuesday
- Detectives have released CCTV images of suspected knifeman who is at large
- Local patrols have been stepped up while the knifeman remains on the run
A knife-wielding thug who randomly stabbed two men is being hunted by police who are ramping up efforts to end Britain’s bloody blade crisis.
A 63-year-old and a 39-year-old were attacked on Kilburn High Road in north west London in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Detectives have now released CCTV images of the suspected knifeman who remains at large after he plunged his blade into a pensioner’s back and stabbed another man in the stomach.
Detectives have released CCTV images of the suspected knifeman who remains at large after he plunged his blade into a pensioner’s back and stabbed another man in the stomach in north west London
Police were initially called just after 1.15am last Tuesday to reports of a stabbing close to the junction with Victoria Road.
A 63-year-old man was found with a knife wound to his back and was rushed to hospital for treatment before being discharged.
About 70 minutes later police raced to a second stabbing further along Kilburn High Road, close to Cambridge Avenue.
A 39-year-old man had suffered a blade injury to his abdomen and was also taken to hospital where he remains, although his condition is not understood to be life-threatening.
Local police patrols have been stepped up while the knifeman remains on the run.
Police were initially called just after 1.15am last Tuesday to reports of a stabbing close to the junction with Victoria Road (suspected knifeman pictured)
Detective Sergeant Mark Johnson, of the Met’s North West Area’s CID, said: ‘Following a thorough investigation, including analysis of CCTV, we are confident that the same person is responsible for both of the attacks.
‘We have released images of a man we want to trace and speak to. Do you recognise him? If so, please get in contact with police immediately.
‘Since these two incidents, we have increased our presence in and around the Kilburn High Road area and, at this time, we are not aware of any further, linked offences.
‘However, we need to identify and apprehend the person responsible for these attacks so I would ask anyone who has information that could assist this investigation, or who recognises this person, to contact us now.’
Two people were attacked on Kilburn High Road (stock image) in north west London in the early hours of Tuesday morning
He added: ‘While our investigation remains ongoing, I would reiterate our message to those out and about in Kilburn High Street and the surrounding area – please remain vigilant, be aware of your surroundings and, if you see anything suspicious, call police immediately on 999.
‘There are a team of officers dedicated to this investigation who continue to work around the clock carrying out patrols, analysing evidence and speaking to witnesses.
‘At this stage, no specific motive has been established for the attacks and work continues, including liaising with partner agencies, to progress this investigation.
‘No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.’
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