Boundary Road, where the incident happened (credit: Google Maps)
The victim, who is in his mid-2os, was stabbed in the stomach in Boundary Road, near the junction with Colchester Road, just before 5pm yesterday.
He was rushed to a local hospital, and his condition is described as not life-threatening.
Detective Superintendent Paul Whiteman said: “We are determined to find those responsible for this violence and my detectives are following a number of active leads. It is only with the help or our communities that we can stop young people becoming the victims of such senseless crime and I would appeal to the public to tell us what you know.
“You will see extra officers on patrol today to provide reassurance, please approach them if you have any information, or if you have any concerns that you want to speak about. These are your officers, on your streets, please help them to keep your neighbourhoods safe.”
No arrests have been made.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 5994/02JUN
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
In a statement, the Met Police added: “The public also plays a huge role in helping to both prevent and detect crime. We need to hear from anyone who has information about this crime, or about someone they suspect to be carrying a weapon or involved in organised crime.
“If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address, or device you use.
“Advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free”
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