Jogger stabbed by stranger

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police are urgently appealing for information after a man was stabbed in the leg by a stranger in Archway.

Officers were called at about 10:18am on Tuesday (7 April) to reports of a man with a stab injury in Whittington Park, N19. They attended and quickly found the victim who said he’d been stabbed while out running.

The victim, aged 35, was treated by the London Ambulance Service at the scene before being taken to hospital. His injuries were not life threatening.

The suspect is described as a black man, about 5ft 8ins tall. He was wearing a black bandana, burgundy hooded top and blue jeans.

Detective Sergeant Chris Shepherd said: “This was an unprovoked attack and we are doing everything we can to find out who is responsible. However, we also need the public’s help. If you witnessed anything at all in the Whittington Park area, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, please contact my team as a matter of urgency.

“Understandably, this incident is going to cause concern in the local community and I would ask the public to remain vigilant, but please be assured that tackling violent crime continues to be the Met’s top priority. We are working tirelessly, day and night, to identify and pursue offenders, help bring perpetrators to justice, take weapons off the street, support victims, engage and reassure the public, and keep our communities safe.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 1979/7APRIL.

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