Victim stabbed in arm

The Metropolitan Police are appealing for information following a stabbing in Kensington.

Officers were called at 6:36pm on Monday, 15 January to Comeragh Road, near the junction with Vereker Road, Kensington W14, following reports of a stabbing.

The police attended and discovered a 56-year-old man, suffering from a stab wound to his arm.

He was conveyed to a west London hospital for treatment and has since been discharged from hospital.

The victim was approached outside a pub by a man brandishing a knife.

He asked for the victim’s watch, before stabbing him in the arm. The watch was not taken.

The suspect then made off in the direction of Barons Court Road.

The suspect is described as a black male, aged between 28-32 years old, approximately 5ft 9ins – 5ft 10ins tall, of a stocky build, with short tight curly black hair, possibly with a flat top, wearing a dark coloured hooded anorak or hooded parka type coat.

No arrests have been made.

DC Imran Khan, from Hammersmith and Fulham CID said: “We are appealing for witnesses in the area to come forward. It would have been busy at the time of the incident, someone may have seen something that could assist our investigation.

“The suspect threatened the victim with a distinctive looking knife, with a red handle and red blade.

“We would be extremely keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw someone matching the description of the suspect in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hammersmith and Fulham CID on 0208 246 2442 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 6001169/18.

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