Detectives are appealing for information following a vicious and unprovoked attack on a 16-year-old private school student in E14.
On Sunday 15 January at approximately 7.30pm, the 16-year-old victim was on his way home from a friend's house when he was walking up steps on a footbridge which links Clutton Street with Fawe Street, E14.
He heard footsteps behind him and one of the suspects ran past him. As the victim turned around the other suspect was coming towards him holding a knife.
The CCTV that has been released shows the suspects then attack the victim, holding onto him by his rucksack to prevent him from running away. The victim tumbles down the stairs and tries to escape, but the suspects, holding a knife each, pursue him and continue to wield the knives at him, stabbing him many times but only making contact with his body twice. The victim received one stab wound in the lower back and one in the upper arm.
At this point there is no known motive for the attack.
Police and London Ambulance Service attended and the victim was taken to an east London hospital suffering from stab wounds. He was discharged later that evening.
Both suspects are believed to be male and were wearing dark coloured balaclavas.
There have been no arrests.
Anyone with information is asked to call DS Brown on 020 7275 4772. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.