Tower Hamlets Appeals Schoolboy Stabbed E14
27 March 2012
15th January 2012
Fawe Street E14
Detectives are appealing for information following a vicious and
unprovoked attack on a 16-year-old private school student in E14.
On Sunday 15 January at approximately 19:30hrs, the 16-year-old victim
was on his way home from a friend's house when he was walking up steps
on a footbridge which links Clutton Street with Fawe Street, E14.
The CCTV that has been released shows the suspects then attack the
victim, holding onto him by his rucksack to prevent him from running
away. The victim tumbles down the stairs and tries to escape, but the
suspects, holding a knife each, pursue him and continue to wield the
knives at him, stabbing him many times but only making contact with his
body twice. The victim received one stab wound in the lower back and one
in the upper arm.
At this point there is no known motive for the attack.
Police and London Ambulance Service attended and the victim was taken to
an east London hospital suffering from stab wounds. He was discharged
later that evening.
Both suspects are believed to be male and were wearing dark coloured
There have been no arrests.
Detective Sergeant Rob Brown of the Tower Hamlets Violent Crime Unit
said: "The attack was completely unprovoked and there is no known motive at
this stage. The suspects did not make any threats towards the victim or
attempt to steal his property.
"The victim had a laptop in the bag he was wearing. He was very lucky he
had it with him because it stopped him from receiving life threatening
injuries. Nevertheless he is still incredibly shaken by the incident and
I need to stop those responsible from attacking another innocent member
of the public.
"During the attack a car is seen to pull up across the road. I am
appealing for the driver of the vehicle to come forward with any
information they may have - they would have had a very clear view of
"I also want to talk to anyone who may have seen the attack or the
suspects prior to or after the incident."