Stabbing in Hoxton: police appealing for witnesses

Police are calling for witnesses Pic: Dave Conner

Police are calling for witnesses Pic: Dave Conner

A teenage boy was stabbed in front of his mother in Hoxton last week, and police are now appealing for witnesses.

The 16-year-old victim was walking with his mother on Murray Grove when he was surrounded by a group of three young males at around 9.45pm on November 19.

Following a verbal altercation, a fourth male approached them on a Barclays hire bike and stabbed the boy once in the back.

Another male in the group threw a glass bottle at the victim, which missed and smashed nearby.

The suspects then fled towards New North Road.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for a single stab wound and subsequently discharged.

The suspect on the bike is described as a black male, about 17-years-old and of a tall, slim build. He was wearing a dark tracksuit with a hood pulled up.

Police are keeping an open mind regarding the motive for the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Vicki Grainger from Hackney’s Violent Crime Unit on 101, quoting reference number 4628718/13 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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