Appeal after teen stabbed in Plaistow street attack
A teenager was stabbed in the back during a street attack in Plaistow.
The 15-year-old victim was crossing Prince Regent Lane with two friends when he was set upon by two men.
Passing paramedics witnessed the attack, which happened at the junction with Glen Road, near Newham Sixth Form College, at around 4.35pm on March 29.
One suspect was seen dropping a knife before he and an accomplice made off in a dark-coloured people carrier towards the A13.
The paramedics went to the aid of the victim and discovered he had been stabbed in the back and arm.
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He was treated in hospital but has since been discharged.
The knifeman was light-skinned with braided hair, around 5ft 9in tall and aged between 18 and 20.
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His accomplice is described as black with short black hair.
Det Con Phil Maunders said: “This was a busy time of day in a built-up area with busy traffic.
“Someone must have seen what happened and I would urge anyone with information to come forward and speak to us.”
Anyone with information should call the Newham Violent Crime Unit on 020 7275 5851 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.