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Teenagers stabbed in King’s Cross were in ‘wrong place at wrong time’

Teenagers asked where they live before being stabbed in legs

12 May, 2017 — By William McLennan

Detectives said they would like to speak to these men

POLICE are looking for eight men after two innocent teenagers were “indiscriminately” stabbed in King’s Cross after being caught up in a suspected territorial dispute.

The two 15-year-olds were approached by a group of men with their faces covered and asked where they were from, before being stabbed in the legs, police said.

Officers said the victims were “in the wrong place at the wrong time” and had been selected at random.

The attack took place in broad daylight at around 3pm in Seaford Street on Tuesday, March 21. The attackers ran off towards Harrison Street.

Detectives released CCTV of images of eight men they would like to speak to in connection with the stabbing.

PC Nick Raczkowiak, from the Met’s anti-gang crime unit, said: “The two young victims were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and this was an indiscriminate, very violent attack which could have had graver consequences.

“We would urge anyone who recognises the young men in these images to come forward and assist police. Any information would be treated with the strictest confidence.”

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