Detectives are appealing for information after a man was stabbed following an attempted moped-enabled theft.
Police were called at 21:23hrs on Sunday, 4 February to reports of a stabbing in Oxford Street.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a 22-year-old man suffering from a stab injury.
He was taken to a central London hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing.
The victim was walking along Oxford Street with his friend when his mobile phone was snatched out of his hand by a pillion passenger on a moped.
The victim pursued on foot, caught up with the moped and grabbed the pillion passenger. The two had an altercation and the victim was stabbed.
Both the pillion passenger and the driver made off on the moped without the mobile phone in the direction of Great Portland Street.
Detectives from Westminster’s Serious Crime Unit are investigating and are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to contact police.
No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.
Anyone with information should contact Westminster’s Serious Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
+ Personal Crime prevention advice:
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times and keep your personal property secure
- Don't text while you're walking as you won't notice potential thieves approaching
- Use the security features on your phone
- Try going hands free or stand away from the roadside close to a wall so no one can come up behind you
- Your phone comes with a range of security features, such as keypad locks and remote data wiping. Make sure they are all activated to stop thieves from accessing your phone and personal data
- Know how to identify your phone if it's stolen
- Find your IMEI number by dialling *#06# from your phone and keep a written note of it. If the phone is stolen, report it to the police and your mobile provider to stop it being used
- Register your phone on www.immobilise.com