Appeal regarding attempted murder
01 October 2012
Old Quebec Street, W1 near the junction with Oxford Street.
Police are appealing for information in relation to the attempted murder of a man in central London on Sunday 30 September.
Police were called at approx 22:40hrs to reports of a man assaulted in Old Quebec Street, W1 near the junction with Oxford Street.
The victim, an Indian national who is visiting London, was with his wife when they were approached by four men.
He was assaulted with what is believed to be a knife or sharp implement and suffered a wound on his neck. His wife was not injured in the attack.
The four men are described as wearing dark clothing and long black jackets. They all had long beards. One of the men is described as younger and slimmer than the other three. They all fled in the direction of Oxford Street.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and discovered a man, aged 78, suffering from an injury believed caused by a knife or sharp implement.
He was taken to hospital where he received treatment and was later discharged.
Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have information about the incident.
In particular they want to speak to those people who assisted the wife and the victim at the scene following the attack.
They are keeping an open mind regards motivation for the attack.
There have been no arrests at this time and inquiries continue.
Any witnesses or anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.