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Image released of man sought following stabbing, E14

News   •   Mar 30, 2020 05:30 BST

Police investigating the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in a bakery in Tower Hamlets are appealing for the public‘s help in identifying a man.

Officers were called to a bakery in Market Square, E14, at approximately 15:00hrs on Saturday, 25 January.

It was reported that a 16-year-old boy was approached by an unknown man who engaged him in conversation and then slashed at his arm with a Stanley knife. The man then ran away.

The teenager suffered an injury to his elbow, which required hospital treatment.

Detective Constable Luke Martinez, the investigating officer, said: “This was a shocking attack in the middle of the day in a busy area.

“I would like to hear from anyone who recognises the man pictured or has any information of his whereabouts.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 4594/25Jan or the independent charity Crimestoppers, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org