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Driver stabbed after gang attack car in Bethnal Green with sledgehammer

PUBLISHED: 10:35 07 August 2017

Picture: Met Police

Picture: Met Police

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Police are hunting three men who dragged a motorist from a car in broad daylight in Bethnal Green and stabbed him.

Scene of motorist stabbed in Old Bethnal Green Road. Picture GoogleScene of motorist stabbed in Old Bethnal Green Road. Picture Google

The man fled from the Audi and was chased along Old Bethnal Green Road by the traffic lights with Cambridge Heath Road as other motorists watched in horror.

“I saw the man being chased with blood on his back,” an eye-witness told the East London Advertiser. “It looked like he had been slashed with a meat cleaver.

“It was a shock to see this in broad daylight on a busy road with so much traffic around. The gang didn’t care who saw them.”

Police arrived after several 999 calls following the attack at 7.30pm last Friday when witnesses said the car was attacked with a sledge-hammer. The driver, in his 20s, was taken to hospital with stab wounds, but not thought to be life-threatening.

Detectives from Tower Hamlets CID are looking for two or possibly three men and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call 101, Tweet @MetCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 (crimestoppers-uk.org). No arrests have been made so far.


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