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UPDATE: Homerton bus stop stabbing victim was 15-year-old boy

PUBLISHED: 11:42 14 August 2012

Hackney police revealed this morning (Tuesday) that the victim of a ferocious attack at a bus stop in Homerton on Thursday night was just 15 years old.

Detectives investigating the assault on the boy have appealed for bus passengers to come forward as witnesses.

The victim, who is still in hospital recovering, was found by police in Homerton Row at about 9pm.

A Met spokeswoman said the boy was attacked by three males of unknown ages, 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.

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.”

The three suspects were all described as black males. One wore a grey tracksuit with white tassels hanging from the hoodie. The second suspect was riding a white mountain bike and wore a sleeveless body warmer over a dark top, a black beanie hat, and white trainers, while the third wore a dark hoodie, jeans and trainers.

Anyone with information should call Det Insp Butler on 0207 275 3439, quoting reference 4621450/12, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.


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