Hackney grocery store stabbing latest: shop worker no longer in life threatening condition
A 20-year-old man left fighting for his life after a double stabbing inside a Hackney grocery store last night is no longer in a critical condition.
Two shop workers suffered multiple stab wounds while on shift at Star Supermarket in Well Street shortly before 7.30pm last night (April 13).
The pair, aged 20 and 24, were taken to an east London hospital where the first victim was said to be in a life threatening condition. He is now off the critical list.
Uygar Erdogan of Star Supermarket said his colleagues had been attacked by two knifemen after refusing to serve a customer who was banned from the shop.
He said the 20-year-old, who has been working at the store for a year and a half, was stabbed seven times.
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“We are in a really bad position. These men know our address but we don’t know where they are.”
He asked for witnesses to come forward.
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A spokeswoman for Hackney Police said the incident was not gang-related.
Anyone with information should call Hackney CID unit on 020 7275 3666, quoting CR4609648/11, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.