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Police appeal for witnesses after teenager is stabbed in front of his mother in Hoxton

PUBLISHED: 17:48 27 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:54 28 November 2013

The man was allegedly punched in the face.

The man was allegedly punched in the face.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was stabbed in front of his mother in Hoxton.

Last Tuesday evening, the 16-year-old victim was walking with his mother in Murray Grove when he found himself surrounded by a group of three young males at around 9.45pm.

Following a verbal exchange, a fourth male rode up behind him on a bike and stabbed him once in the back.

Another male in the group threw a glass bottle in the victim’s direction, which missed him and smashed nearby.

The suspects were seen fleeing towards New North Road.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for a single stab wound and subsequently discharged.

The suspect riding the bike is described as a tall black male with a slim build and is said to be aged about 17 years.

He was riding a Barclays hire bike and was wearing a dark tracksuit with the hood pulled up.

Police are keeping an open mind about the motive for the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Vicki Grainger from Hackney’s Violent Crime Unit on 101, quoting reference number 4628718/13 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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