Horror for passers by as man stabbed during terrifying attack at Tube station

A man was punched in the head and stabbed by muggers on bicycles at a busy London tube station. 

The victim was targeted in broad daylight at West India Quay station, near Canary Wharf in the Docklands. 

He was approached by two men on bikes who demanded he hand over his belongings. 

One took out a flick knife, punched the man in the head and then stabbed him in his upper arm before snatching his hat and bag. 

The wounded commuter refused to hand over a jacket so one of the men stabbed him again in his thigh.

The thieves fled on their bikes while the victim was rushed to hospital for treatment. 

His injuries were not life-threatening or life-changing, according to police.

CCTV images of two men police wish to speak to as part of the investigation have been released by detectives.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: ‘Officers investigating a stabbing at West India Quay DLR station have released CCTV images.

‘At around 1.50pm on Tuesday August 3, the victim, a man, was approached by two men at the station.

‘They engaged in a brief conversation before one of the men pulled out a flick knife, demanding his belongings.

‘He punched the victim in the head and stabbed in him in his upper arm.

‘They took the victim’s hat and bag and when he refused to give them his jacket, one of the men stabbed him again in his thigh. The men then left the station.’