Man stabbed in Docklands for ‘looking at attacker’s girlfriend’

Police would like to speak to these two men.

Police would like to speak to these two men. - Credit: Archant

Detectives have released CCTV footage of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a sickening knife attack.

The 39-year-old victim was attacked at around midnight on Friday October 14 as he sat on a bench outside the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Western Gateway, just at stone’s throw from the Emirates Air Line.

Police say he had an altercation with another man after he was accused of looking at his girlfriend - then he was stabbed in the stomach with a black-handled knife.

The attacker and two friends made off towards Silvertown Way.

The victim was taken to an east London hopital and has since been discharged.

Police are now seeking two medium-build Asian men in their early twenties.

Suspect One [ref: 228465] is 5ft 7ins tall with hair shaved at the sides. He wore earrings, a red T-shirt with a logo of a boat and a black jacket.

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Suspect Two [ref: 228466] is 5ft 9ins tall and was wearing a white T-shirt and a black jacket.

PC Faye Cook, from Newham Borough, said: “We are keen to identify the two men in the CCTV footage so we can speak to them about the incident. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us.”

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call Forest Gate CID on 020 8217 5820 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.