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Teen riding hoverboard stabbed in face and neck in daylight attack

Ryan Wilkinson

Published 18/02/2016 | 07:18

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Two men are being sought by police after a teenager riding his hoverboard suffered a near-fatal daylight knife attack.

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Detectives released video of the pair running down an alleyway shortly before the 19-year-old was stabbed in the face and neck, close to his jugular vein.

The victim was rushed to hospital for treatment after the stabbing in Hackney, east London, at around 3.45pm on December 5.

The teenager has since been discharged. Doctors who treated him believed it was "only good luck that prevented critical injury to the jugular vein", a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

Detectives from Hackney CID described the suspects as "as young men, aged in their teens or early 20s, and of broadly average height and build".

One of the men is believed to be black and the other Asian, police said.

Detectives said they have not made any arrests and are keeping an "open mind as to any motive".

Anyone who recognises the men or has any information about the attack in Rookwood Road, Stamford Hill, should call Hackney CID on 101. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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