Stabbing victim had eye wound

Police are appealing for information following a stabbing which left a man with a serious eye injury.

Officers were called at around 2:40am on Sunday, 28 October to reports of a stabbing on Lanbury Road, Southwark.

A 38-year-old man was found at the scene with a stab wound to his left eye and a minor head injury.

He was taken to a south London hospital where he required stitches and later underwent surgery on his eye.

He has since returned home and is expected to make a full recovery.

Officers investigating the incident believe the victim was attacked as he attempted to break up an altercation between a man and woman outside a house party.

The man involved in the argument is said to have started fighting with the victim before chasing him down the road and stabbing him.

The suspect is described as black, in his mid 20s, approximately 5ft 6ins tall and wearing a woolly hat over the top of a cap. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black tracksuit and carrying a shoulder bag.

Detective Constable Sophie Luger-Mawson, from the Met’s South Area Command Unit, said: “We know a lot of people were still in the area at the time of this assault and we would encourage anyone who saw anything to come forward.”

Anyone with information should police on 101 quoting CAD 1480/28OCT.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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