Teen bailed over Maida Vale stabbing

Eighteen-year-old was being questioned after man knifed in stomach and chest

A TEENAGER arrested after a 66-year-old man was stabbed in Maida Vale has been released on police bail.

The 18-year-old was questioned following the attack which took place on October 25 in Saltram Crescent, near the junction with Croxley Road, at 10pm.

The victim, who has not been named, was knifed in the stomach and chest and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

After undergoing surgery his condition has improved and he is said to be stable.

Detective Inspector Paul Armstrong, who leading the investigation, is appealing for information.

He said: “This was a violent attack during which the victim was stabbed multiple times.

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“I would urge anyone who may have seen or heard something, or been in the area at the time of the attack, to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Westminster Serious Violence Team on 020 7321 9314 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.