Cyclist repeatedly stabbed in unprovoked west London attack

The cyclist tried to ride away after he was attacked, but collapsed shortly after

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was repeatedly stabbed in an unprovoked attack.

The victim, 33, was cycling from the Rise, Greenford, west London, towards the shops on Sudbury Gill at around 7:30pm on Saturday 28 March.

As he came onto Ridding Lane, three men pushed him off his bike and stabbed him five times, in the legs, chest, armpit and back, before they fled the scene.

Not realising the severity of his injuries, the victim attempted to ride away from the scene on his bike, but collapsed shortly afterwards.

The man was then rushed to a central London hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Steven Constable, from Acton CID, said: “This appears at this stage to be an entirely unprovoked attack on a man who was merely cycling to the shops. Nothing was stolen during the assault.

"We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about the suspects to contact us as soon as possible. It may be someone saw them hanging around the area in the minutes or hours leading up to the attack."

The first suspect is described as black, around 25 years, about 6ft and slim. He wore dark clothing and is thought to be local to the area.

The other suspects were also black and aged about 21 or 22. They were skinny and wore dark clothing with their hoods up.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Acton CID on 020 8721 7029 or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.