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Jogger stabbed in leg while running in Whittington park

Police are describing it as an 'unprovoked attack'

08 April, 2020

A JOGGER was stabbed in the leg while running in Whittington Park in what police have described as an unprovoked attack.

Officers are investigating after the 35-year-old victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

He was stabbed in the leg while running in the park near Archway at around 10.18am yesterday (Tuesday).

The suspect is described as a black man, about 5ft 8ins tall. He was wearing a black bandana, burgundy hooded top and blue jeans.

There have been no arrests.

Detective Sergeant Chris Shepherd said: “This was an unprovoked attack and we are doing everything we can to find out who is responsible. However, we also need the public’s help. If you witnessed anything at all in the Whittington Park area, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, please contact my team as a matter of urgency.

“Understandably, this incident is going to cause concern in the local community and I would ask the public to remain vigilant, but please be assured that tackling violent crime continues to be the Met’s top priority. We are working tirelessly, day and night, to identify and pursue offenders, help bring perpetrators to justice, take weapons off the street, support victims, engage and reassure the public, and keep our communities safe.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 1979/7APRIL. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

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