Man tried to rob friends then stabbed one in the chest in unprovoked Hayes attack

An e-fit of the suspect
The suspect is a white man, who appears to be in his late teens or early 20s -Credit:Met Police

A man was tripped up and stabbed for his valuables in an unprovoked attack last month. The incident happened at around 1.35am on Wednesday, April 8, when the 20-year-old victim was walking along Judge Heath Lane, Hayes, Hillingdon, with his friends.

The suspect - shown in the e-fit - approached the victim and his friends demanded they hand over their possessions. The man then ran at the group, tripped up the victim and stabbed him in the chest.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and his injuries were assessed as not life-threatening. Nothing was stolen during the incident.

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The suspect is a White man, who appears to be in his late teens or early 20s. He has blonde, curly hair, blue eyes, and was wearing a blue hoodie.

Detective Constable Ella Turvill, leading the investigation, said: “This incident has had a significant impact on the victim both physically and mentally. We are working to urgently identify the man who carried out this attack and I hope that the e-fit image may jog someone’s memory. Anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit should contact us as soon as possible.”

If you recognise the man in the image or have any information that could help the investigation please call police on 101 or post @MetCC and give reference CAD 518/08Apr. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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