Wednesday 22 January 2020

CCTV Footage: Suspected burglar flees from London crime scene

A suspected burglar was caught on camera after fleeing a crime scene, where a man was left with extreme facial injuries.

The footage, which was taken about a minute after the attack in Wimbledon, south west London, depicts a panicked man fleeing through Wimbledon Theatre car park.

He can be seen removing surgical gloves but was not picked up on CCTV after this. A kitchen knife was found close to the scene.

The victim, university law lecturer Paul Kohler, is in a south London hospital receiving treatment for multiple facial injuries and bruising to his body and limbs. He is undergoing surgery and treatment for a fractured eye socket.

The footage was released from the Metropolitan Police. Two men were arrested soon after the attack, while police want to trace two other men thought to be involved in the attack.

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