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Appeal for information after assault – Leytonstone station, London

We are appealing for information after an assault at Leytonstone underground station.

The incident happened on the east bound platform at 6.50pm on Thursday 3 August, when a male passenger received a stab wound to the back following an altercation with a group of youths.

The victim, a 26-year-old man from East London, was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident or has any information about it.

The offenders are all aged around 15 to 18 years old and white. Three of them have short brown hair and one of them has short fair hair.

The first offender was wearing a black hooded Puffa-style jacket with a motif on the left-hand side, blue jeans and black trainers.

The second offender was wearing a grey tracksuit with a white Adidas t-shirt underneath (large blue Adidas logo on the front) and carried a small black man-bag over his left shoulder.

The third offender was wearing a black jacket with a red top underneath and jeans.

The fourth offender was wearing a black jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

Investigating officer, Det Con Steve Best, said: “We launched an investigation following the assault at Leytonstone underground station and I would like to hear from anyone who may have information about what happened. If you recognise the descriptions of the offenders, or have any other information, please call me on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference number 491 3/8/17.”

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