Boy, 17, stabbed after refusing to hand over his jacket to robber in East Ham

PUBLISHED: 08:12 23 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:47 23 November 2017

Man police want to question after stabbing outside McDonalds in Claps Lane, East Ham, on October 8. Picture: Met Police

Man police want to question after stabbing outside McDonalds in Claps Lane, East Ham, on October 8. Picture: Met Police


Detectives investigating a stabbing in East Ham have released an image today of a suspect they want to question about the incident.

A teenager was stabbed under his arm and his collar bone after leaving McDonalds restaurant in the Gateway retail park in Claps Gate Lane, near the A13 Newham Way, at 7pm on October 8.

A man with a knife demanded the jacket the 17-year-old was wearing and lunged at him when he refused.

The teenager was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.

The man police are looking for is black, aged 15 to 22, around 5ft 3ins tall and had a moustache. He was wearing a dark blue hooded jacket.

Witnesses or anyone with information is being asked to call 101 or go to Twitter @MetCC, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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