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19 April 2016, 09:50
This is the moment a 70-year-old shopkeeper was stabbed by robbers in Walthamstow.
The CCTV footage shows the man trying to defend himself with a sign from three men with knives who were robbing his store on Sunday 17th April.
As he tried to fight them off, one of the assailants reached across and stabbed him
They are described as three white males in their twenties, all wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and dark jackets with hoods. One man had a grey hooded top underneath a black "puffa" style jacket.
Detective Sergeant Ben Voss said: "This was a violent attack on a pensioner who was trying to run his shop.
"The assailants used an extreme level of violence against elderly man who was trying to defend himself, his wife, customers and business.
"The attack could have resulted in tragic consequences but luckily the victim is now recovering in hospital. I would appeal to anyone who has any information on who was responsible to contact police as soon as possible."
Anyone with information regarding this stabbing is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.