A 29 year old male cyclist is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by 3 youths, as he rode into Victoria Park at the Gore Road entrance, on Saturday 25th August at 7:45pm.
As one of the suspects climbed onto the victim’s bike, the victim tried to grab his bike, but the suspect turned and stabbed the him in the centre of his chest.
Two of the suspects were already on bikes and the third rode off with the victims bike. All rode towards the Gore Road entrance but split in different directions. It is understood one cycled towards Grove Road and the others towards Morpeth or Skipworth Road.
Horrified passerby’s rushed to his aid and the victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital and was released nine days later on Monday, September 3rd.
Det Con Richard Coe of the Robbery Squad at Bethnal Green police said “The victim has been incredibly lucky that the injuries were not more severe. It is no exaggeration to say that the stabbing was millimetres away from causing life-threatening injuries.
“The victim has shown a remarkable response in dealing with this traumatic event and we appeal for any information that can help us identify these highly dangerous individuals.”
The suspects are described as three males, one light skinned black male aged between 15 and 18 years old wearing black jogging bottoms, a black hoodie and a green baseball cap. The two other males were dark skinned black males, both aged between 16 and 20 years old and both wearing all black.
The victims bike is a Claud Butler Urban 200 Hybrid, with medium toe clips that had a fabric adjuster and silver spring buckles on the peddles.
Anyone with information should contact the Robbery Squad at Bethnal Green Police Station or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.