Victim of attempted theft stabbed

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was stabbed following an attempted moped-enabled theft.

Police were called at 9:23pm 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.

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