Teenager stabbed multiple times in children’s play area during attempted robbery in west London

Abbianca Makoni
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Police stock (PA Archive)
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A teenager was stabbed multiple times at a children’s play area after refusing to hand over his scooter to knife-wielding thugs.

The 18-year-old victim had been sat with two friends in Walpole Park, Ealing on April 11 around 7pm when they were approached by a pair of unknown men.

One of the men, armed with a knife, demanded that the group hand over their electric scooter. 

But when they refused, he stabbed the victim three times in the upper arm before making off in the direction of Ealing Green.

Police and the London Ambulance Service rushed to the scene after they received reports of a stabbing.

The 18-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital where his injuries were deemed non-life-threatening.

Detectives from the Met’s West Area CID are now appealing for anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

The first suspect is described as a black man of stocky build, around 5ft10 in height with a well-trimmed moustache, brown eyes, and well-groomed eyebrows. 

He was wearing green joggers with a black hooded puffer jacket and green hoodie.

The other suspect is also described as a black male but of slim build, over 6ft in height, with black braided hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black mask.

There have been no arrests and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Constable Damian Szpak, from the Met’s West Area CID, said: “This was violent behaviour which could easily have resulted in a much more tragic outcome.

“We are continuing to pursue all lines of enquiry and urge anyone with any information, however small it may seem, to get in touch.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call police on 101 or make contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 5653/11APR21.

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