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20 July 2017, 09:43
Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a 29-year-old man was stabbed numerous times by a gang in Brixton.
The man was walking a female friend to her car on Stockwell Road behind the O2 Academy in Brixton on Thursday 4th May.
A gang of six people - one believed to be just 13-years-old - dragged him into the street and stabbed him multiple times.
His friend managed to escape unharmed and nothing was stolen from him. A passing motorist took him to hospital.
The men are described as follows:
Male 1 - black, around 25-years-old, with a tall and muscular build and facial hair. He was wearing a hooded jacket with the hood up, and a baseball cap.
Male 2 - black, around 18-years-old, of average build with a moustache. He was wearing striped tracksuit trousers rolled up at the ankles, and a baseball cap.
Male 3 - black, around 18-years-old, with a slim build and facial hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured jacket with the hood up, and a baseball cap underneath.
Male 4 - black, around 16-years-old, and of slim build. He was wearing a jacket with the hood up and mismatching gloves and a rucksack.
Male 5 - black, around 16-years-old, short and of slim build. He was wearing a jacket with a hooded top underneath and a satchel.
Male 6 - black, around 13-years-old, short and of slim build. He was wearing a camouflage jacket and baseball cap, and a satchel.
Detective Constable Sarah Mustoe said: "This appears to have been an unprovoked attack in a very busy area. A show at the O2 Academy had just finished, so there would have been a lot of people on the streets heading home after a night out.
"The motive behind the attack is unclear, and the suspects have not hesitated to inflict what could have been very serious or even fatal injuries using knives. We would ask anyone who recognises the people in the CCTV to come forward."
Anyone with information that could assist with the police investigation is asked to call Lambeth CID via 101 or via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.