Police appeal after teenager stabbed multiple times in ‘savage’ Bermondsey attack

Josh Salisbury (04 April, 2019) Crime

Police believe the culprits had attended a birthday party on Alscot Way before the attack which left the 17-year-old in a life-threatening condition

28827Bermondsey's Grange Road, pictured shortly after the attack

Police are appealing for information after a teenager was nearly killed in a “savage” knife attack in Bermondsey’s Grange Road.

The 17-year-old was found with multiple stab wounds at the junction of Alscot Road at 11.15pm on February 23 after being attacked by three males.

He was rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition before being discharged two weeks later.

Officers now believe that the attackers attended a birthday party that evening at Setchell and Longfield Hall in Alscot Way.

A large crowd of people also gathered on Grange Road at the time of the attack, said police.

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Detective Constable Sascha Eady from Central South Command Unit CID, leading the investigation, said it was a “savage attack” which left the 17-year-old victim in a “serious” condition.

“I am appealing to anyone who took pictures or filmed the events to come forward and speak to police,” said DC Eady.

“It is just by sheer luck that this attack did not have fatal consequences and those responsible need to be held to account.”

Three boys have been arrested on suspicion of GBH in connection with the near-fatal stabbing, two aged 15 and one aged 14.

A fourteen-year-old was treated for a non-life-threatening “stab injury” in the days following the attack.

The trio have been bailed pending further police enquiries until a date in late May.

Detectives urged anyone with information to contact them on 07776 668302 or 0207 2326231, quoting reference CAD 8651/23Feb.

Crimestoppers can be contacted completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Anyone needing help for themselves or others involved in knife crime can visit www.knifefree.co.uk for help and advice.

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