Knifed man staggers half-mile as blood pours from wound
PUBLISHED: 13:53 30 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:43 05 October 2010
POLICE are hunting thugs who abducted a man off the street and bundled him into a car before robbing him at knifepoint—then stabbing him. The 28-year-old was taken on a half-hour terror ride' before being dumping him at the side of the road. He then managed to stagger half-a-mile along Commercial Road in London's East End, with blood pouring from a deep stab wound in the leg, to get help.
POLICE are hunting thugs who abducted a man off the street and bundled him into a car before robbing him at knifepoint—then stabbing him.
Soiful Islam was taken on a half-hour terror ride’ before eventually being dumping him at the side of the road.
He then managed to stagger half-a-mile along Commercial Road in London’s East End, with blood pouring from a deep stab wound in the leg.
He reached his cousin’s home in Stepney’s Albert Gardens, leaving a trail of blood along the pavement.
The 28-year-old restaurant worker, who only arrived in Britain two months ago from Bangladesh, had gone to meet friends on Sunday night.
He was standing opposite the Troxy Club in Commercial Road when one of the thugs approached him, while two accomplices came up behind and pulled a balaclava over his eyes and bundled into a car where he was punched in the face and had a knife held to his neck.
His abductors forced him to hand over his mobile phone and wallet containing £20, then stabbed him in his right leg.
He was driven around the East End for 30 minutes before being kicked out near Limehouse rail station.
Soiful managed to get to his cousin Abdus Salam’s home. Mr Salam’s 36-year-old wife Hazera discovered Soiful on her doorstep, pleading for help.
She told the East London Advertiser: “He was calling me and saying save me’.
“He thought he was going to die and thought it was better to come home to die.
“I was scared. I had never seen blood like that before. It was all over the carpet.
“My youngest son, who is only 12, was very scared when he saw him.”
Hazera helped Soiful into the living room as he drifted in an out of consciousness. Her husband dialled 999 for an ambulance.
Soiful was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, where he was detained until Tuesday.
Police this week are appealing for any witnesses who were in Commercial Road at about 8pm on Sunday (Oct-26) or anyone with information to contact the Robbery Squad on 020-8217 3834, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.