Man Stabbed in Wandsworth in Motiveless Attack

Assailant on mountain bike was unknown to his victim

A man has been stabbed in Wandsworth in an apparently motiveless attack on Allfarthing Lane.

He was walking to a local shop at around 11.10am on Saturday, 8 April when he began to be followed by a man riding a mountain bike. This man continually tried to get the victim’s attention by shouting at him but as he had no idea who he was, he ignored him and carried on walking. As it became clear the man would not go away, the victim became fearful and began to run away. The assailant got off his bike and chased the victim on foot before stabbing him in the buttock and fleeing the scene.

All Farthing Lane, Wandsworth
All Farthing Lane, Wandsworth

The victim sought assistance from a member of the public and was then taken to hospital for treatment before being discharged.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged in his late teens or early twenties, approximately 5ft 9ins tall and of average build. He was wearing a black coat with the hood up.

The victim is a white man and at the time of the assault was wearing a red T-shirt and grey tracksuit trousers.

Detective Constable Alex Ware, from Wandsworth CID, who leads the investigation, said: “This is a shocking attack, apparently without motive and targeting an innocent member of the public. Thankfully the victim was not more seriously injured during the assault.

“We urgently need the assistance of the public to try and identify the assailant. If you were in the area of Allfarthing Lane just after 11am on Saturday, 8 April and saw anything that could assist our investigation, please call police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Ware on 020 3276 2589 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

April 25, 2017