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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Another "Random" Stabbing in London

A Celtic football fan was stabbed whilst waiting at a bus stop just yards from Downing Street after an altercation with a group of other men.

The initial assumption was that this was an incident related to football. Then, it was changed to a "random" attack.

Yesterday, The Sun revealed how "random" - just another little bit of cultural enrichment in London:

A FOOTBALL fan was stabbed in the chest in a random attack only yards from Downing Street.

The Celtic fan, 20, was at a bus stop with five pals when a man barged into them and started swearing at them.

The friends, on their way to watch their team play Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday, started walking away down Whitehall, central London.

But the attacker followed, pulled out a knife and plunged it into his victim's chest.

The fan chased the knifeman, described as black and in his 20s, for a few hundred yards before collapsing to the ground.

He was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition, but is now "stable". Cops are waiting to interview him.

The attack - not believed to be football-related - was caught on camera near the high-security area around Downing Street.

A security guard in a nearby building who saw the incident on CCTV said: "The attacker barged into the Celtic fans.

"There were verbals between them, then one of the fans grabbed him by the shoulders and pushed him away.

"It was nothing violent, just as if to say, 'leave us alone'. They got into a scuffle.

"It looked like the attacker was trying to get to the one who pushed him. He swung the knife but got someone else."

Anyone with information should call Westminster Police on 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Ah yes, a black gang looking for trouble - it may be random, but sadly it is not rare.

3 comments:

eh said...

Such an attack/occurrence may not unfairly be said to be random, but the race/ethnicity of the reported perpetrator is anything but.

mojo said...

This attack actually happened to my brother. Such a RANDOM attack has changed our families life forever. We cant believe how one mindless thug could do this.
I will never step foot in London ever again and near will any of the family.
Hope at court they will throw away the key... Wishful thinking though!!!

The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

Mojo:

I really hope your brother recovers soon and fully.

I hope there's more chance of that happening than of this scumbag actually being caught and punished properly.