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‘Peacekeeper’ who tried to stop argument was stabbed in newsagent

23 October, 2017 — By William McLennan

CCTV clips released by the police

DETECTIVES are investigating after a “peacemaker” who tried to break up an argument was stabbed in Gray’s Inn Road.

Police said that the 23-year-old victim had “became involved in a verbal altercation with two suspects after he attempted to act as a peacemaker in diffusing an argument”.

He was chased into a newsagent before being hit with a glass tube and then stabbed in the stomach at around 5:30 on September 23. He was treated for a broken rib and a pierced lung. He has been discharged from hospital, but continues to recover from his injuries.

Officers have released CCTV of the attack, which includes two men they would like to identify.

Detective Constable Joe Marston, of the Met’s Central North CID, said: “The victim sustained serious injuries in what was a needless and incredibly violent attack. We would urge anyone who recognises these men to contact police as soon as possible.”

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