Police in Westminster have released images of two men they wish to identify as they appeal for witnesses to a violent assault.
The incident took place at the Tottenham Court Road end of Oxford Street between around 4:15am and 4:30am on 30 September.
The victim, a 32-year-old man, was approached by two white males, aged in their late teens to early 20s.
Following a brief verbal altercation one of the suspects stabbed the victim a number of times in the back and slashed him across the face.
The victim was taken to a central London hospital where he was treated for serious injuries. He has since recovered.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Jamie Grocott, said: “This was a shockingly violent attack that escalated from a petty late-night argument. There is no justification for such violence and it is only by good fortune that the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening. It is very important that these men are identified as soon as possible.”
Anyone who can assist in identifying either of the men pictured should call Westminster CID on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.