Shop worker stabbed in off-licence robbery

A SHOPKEEPER suffered a punctured lung when he was stabbed during a robbery at his store in Shoreditch. The 39-year-old man from Clapton was beaten with a broom and then stabbed five times in the chest when a robber demanded he hand over cash from the til

A SHOPKEEPER suffered a punctured lung when he was stabbed during a robbery at his store in Shoreditch.

The 39-year-old man from Clapton was beaten with a broom and then stabbed five times in the chest when a robber demanded he hand over cash from the till of his Calvert Avenue off licence on the Boundary Estate.

The attacker, described as a black man, aged 24-28, around 5ft 6ins tall and wearing a brown t-shirt and jeans, got away with around �300 in cash from the till and was last seen running off towards Arnold Circus.

The shopkeeper was taken to hospital and treated for a punctured lung and stab wounds but has since been discharged.

Police are appealing for witnesses and are urging anyone with information to contact PC Adrian Nelson in the robbery squad on either 020 8217 4162 or towerhamletsrobberysquad@met.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.