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E-fit issued by detectives after man stabbed for Rolex watch in Kensington

News   •   Mar 03, 2018 06:01 GMT

Image: E-fit of man wanted for questioning

Detectives investigating a GBH stabbing in Kensington following a robbery attempt have today, Saturday, 3 March, released an e-fit of the suspect wanted for questioning.

Police were called at 18:36hrs on Monday, 15 January to Comeragh Road, near the junction with Vereker Road, Kensington W14, following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attended and found a 56-year-old man, suffering from a stab wound to his arm.

He was taken to a west London hospital for treatment and has since been discharged from hospital.

The victim was approached outside a pub by a man brandishing a knife. He demanded the victim's Rolex watch, before stabbing him in the arm. The watch was not taken.

The suspect then made off in the direction of Barons Court Road.

The suspect is described as a black male, aged between 28-32 years old, approximately 5ft 9ins - 5ft 10ins tall, of a stocky build, with short tight curly black hair, possibly with a flat top, wearing a dark coloured hooded anorak or hooded parka type coat.

No arrests have been made.

DC Imran Khan, from Hammersmith and Fulham CID said: "We are appealing for witnesses in the area to come forward. It would have been busy at the time of the incident, someone may have seen something that could assist our investigation.

"The suspect threatened the victim with a distinctive looking knife, with a red handle and red blade.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or recognises the description of the suspect issued in the e-fit."

If anyone has any information is asked to contact Hammersmith and Fulham CID on 0208 246 2442 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference CAD6473/15JAN.