Cyclist stabbed FIVE times in unprovoked attack in Sudbury

The hunt is on to find the three knifemen

The hunt is on to find the three knifemen - Credit: Archant

A cyclist has been stabbed FIVE times by three men who pushed him off his bike in an unprovoked attack near Sudbury Hill tube station.

The victim was cycling to the shops in Ridding Lane, Sudbury, when he was targeted by the trio on Saturday at around 7.30pm.

After falling off his bike he got back on unaware he had been stabbed before collapsing shortly afterwards.

He had suffered knife wounds to his legs, chest, armpit and back

The suspects are three black men, one is around 25 years, about 6ft and slim.

He wore dark clothing and is thought to be local to the area.

The other suspects are aged about 21 or 22.

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They were skinny and wore dark clothing with their hoods up.

Detective Constable Steven Constable, investigating officers, 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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 020 8721 7029 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.