A 20-year-old man is fighting for his life after three men ‘captured’ and stabbed him in broad daylight.
Police were called at around 3.40pm on Wednesday (February 10) after reports of an assault at Wellington Road, Enfield.
The victim was cycling near Lincoln Road when he was pursued by three men in a car.
He tried to flee his armed attackers on foot but was ‘captured’ and stabbed by the men on Wellington Road, the Metropolitan Police said.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found the 20-year-old man with a number of stab injuries.
The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.
The suspects, described as black males wearing dark clothing and surgical masks, made off at speed in their vehicle travelling along Wellington Road towards the A10.
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley, from North Area CID, said: “This was a brazen attack which occurred in broad daylight and I am confident there will be members of the public that have not yet come forward.
“I would ask any local residents who saw or heard anything on Wednesday afternoon to contact police; no matter how insignificant you think your information might be, it could help us piece together what happened.
“I particularly want to hear from anyone that may have recorded the incident or captured images on their mobile phones.
“If you witnessed the offenders arriving or leaving, or know who is responsible then I would urge you to contact police.
“I am particularly keen if anyone has CCTV, doorbell or vehicle dashcam footage in the area of this incident – you may have captured those responsible either arriving or fleeing the scene. These violent men must be identified and captured.
“I can assure you that all information will be treated in confidence and the investigation team will follow up all reports.
“A young man remains in hospital fighting for his life. If you can help us find who is responsible for this attack, then I would urge you to get in touch immediately.”
Following the attack, there is an increased police presence in and around the local area. Anyone with any concerns is asked to speak to an officer, or call 101.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD: 4266/10FEB21. You can also leave information anonymously through independent charity Crimestoppers at www.fearless.org or by calling 0800 555 111.