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Appeal after attempted murder of man in Enfield

News   •   Feb 12, 2021 06:00 GMT

Detectives in Enfield investigating an attempted murder are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police were called at approximately 15:40hrs on Wednesday, 10 February following reports of an assault in the street at Wellington Road, Enfield, EN1

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a 20-year-old man with a number of stab injuries.

The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

Preliminary enquiries suggest that the victim was cycling on nearby Lincoln Road, EN1, when he was pursued by three men in a light coloured car. The victim then attempted to flee his armed attackers on foot, running along Wellington Road on the perimeter of Enfield Cricket Club where he was captured and stabbed by the males.

The suspects made off at speed in their vehicle travelling along Wellington Road towards the A10.

The suspects are described as black males wearing dark clothing and surgical masks.

Detective Inspector Paul Ridley from North Area CID said:

“This was a brazen attack which occurred in broad daylight and I am confident there will be members of the public that have not yet came forward.
"I would ask any local residents who saw or heard anything on Wednesday afternoon to contact police; no matter how insignificant you think your information might be, it could help us piece together what happened. I particularly want to hear from anyone that may have recorded the incident or captured images on their mobile phones.

"If you witnessed the offenders arriving or leaving, or know who is responsible then I would urge you to contact police. I am particularly keen if anyone has CCTV, doorbell or vehicle dashcam footage in the area of this incident – you may have captured those responsible either arriving or fleeing the scene. These violent men must be identified and captured.

"I can assure you that all information will be treated in confidence and the investigation team will follow up all reports.

"A young man remains in hospital fighting for his life. If you can help us find who is responsible for this attack, then I would urge you to get in touch immediately.”

Following this incident, there is an increased police presence in and around the local area. Anyone with any concerns is asked to speak to an officer, or call 101.

There have been no arrests; enquiries into the circumstances continue.

Anyone with information that can assist this investigation is asked to contact 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD: 4266/10FEB21.

You can also leave information anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Any young people who have either information about violence or knife crime, can visit www.fearless.org to where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.