May 24 2013 Latest news:
Chloë Mayer, Senior Reporter
Monday, August 13, 2012
Hackney police are hunting a gang who repeatedly stabbed a man during a ferocious attack at a bus stop in Homerton on Thursday night (August 9), and officers have appealed for bus passengers to come forward as witnesses.
The victim, who is still in hospital recovering from the assault, was found by police in Homerton Row at about 9pm.
A Met spokeswoman said the victim was attacked by three men and suffered multiple stab wounds “to his upper and lower body”.
The victim is said to be in a “stable” condition and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
No further details have been released about the victim or the suspects, but Det Insp Glenn Butler, of Hackney’s violent crime unit, said: “This was a serious assault on a young man.
“We would like to hear from anyone who saw the alleged incident or who may have seen any suspicious activity prior to it happening.
“We are also keen to speak to anyone who was travelling on the 236 bus who may be able to assist us in our investigation.”
Anyone with information should call the officer on 0207 275 3439, quoting reference 4621450/12, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.