Man stabbed in neck leaving his car in critical condition

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading an investigation into an assault that has left a 22-year-old man in hospital on a life support machine.

On Saturday, 7 February at 21:22hrs, the victim was parked in his black Mazda 2 car in Chatham Place, near to Meeting Field Path, E9. Whilst there he was approached by two men.

The victim got out of his car and was involved in an altercation with the men and was stabbed in the neck.

He made it back to his car and drove to Homerton Hospital . He was subsequently transferred to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge, who is leading the investigation, said: “The victim comes from a close family and has a large number of friends who have all been left devastated by this incident.

“Chatham Place is a busy residential area and I am sure that there would have been people out and about who may have seen something that could help us trace these two men.

“I want information from the public that can help us piece together where these two men came from that night, and where they went once they left Chatham Place.

“I am particularly keen to trace a cyclist who passed by two men standing near to some garages in Rivaz Place. This occurred at around 21.30, just after the attack. The cyclist would not have been aware of what had just happened and may hold important information.”

Anyone who has information should call detectives on 0208 358 0300 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.