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Appeal after young woman is stabbed in leg

A 24-YEAR-OLD woman was left requiring hospital treatment after she was stabbed in the leg when attempting to diffuse an argument that had broken out between a group of youths in Croydon on Thursday (Aug 30).

“The woman was waiting for a tram as the fight broke out. During her attempt to diffuse the heated situation, the victim was then assaulted by members of the group," Detective Sergeant Bob Stokoe, the investigating officer, said.

He added: “Moments later, she realised that she had been stabbed in the thigh. She was taken to hospital by ambulance and was discharged shortly after being treated for a small stab wound. No weapon was left at the scene.”

The altercation took place at around 11.40pm at Ampere Way tram stop in Croydon between a group of male youths described black and mixed raced. One youth in particular had distinctive hazel eyes.

DS Stokoe is asking for the public’s help and urging anyone with information to come forward:

“This attack left the victim requiring hospital treatment, not to mention causing her considerable shock and emotional distress. We are carrying out an extensive investigation into this attack, including making local enquiries and carrying out regular patrols in the area. We have also requested CCTV footage and are keen to speak with anyone who may have information key to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 0800 40 50 40 quoting B7/LSA of 2/09/2012. Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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