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15 November 2016, 11:37
London Teens Torment Shop Staff With Knives
Caught on camera: three young men that police want to speak to after a nasty attack on innocent shopworkers.
Police want to identify these three teenagers after they attacked Paddington shop staff in a vicious attack after being asked to prove their age.
The first victim - a 44-year-old man - was stabbed on the left side of his face, while a second man (21) was also cut across the face. Police said both men were lucky not to suffer fatal injuries.
It all happened on Thursday, 7th July, with police called at around 2.15pm to reports of people fighting in Station Food & Wine on Edgware Road in Paddington.
Footage shows the three teenagers enter the shop. They asked to buy alcohol and cigarettes and when asked to show their proof of age, one of the suspects attacked the salesman with a knife while another smashed a bottle over the other employee's head.
The suspects are described as:
Suspect 1 is described as being of average build with short black hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top, black trousers and black shoes.
Suspect 2 is described as slim build with short black hair. He was also wearing a grey hooded top, black trousers and black shoes.
Suspect 3 is described as being of slim build and was wearing a black top.