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Detectives launch hunt for two men over stabbing of teenage boy near fast-food chicken shop

Detectives have launched a hunt for two men over the stabbing of a teenage boy near a fast-food chicken shop.

Manhunt over teen boy stabbed outside a chicken shop. Credit: PA

Officers was called to Brixton Road near to Oval tube station on Monday February 29 at 5.30pm to reports of a stabbing.

London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance also attended.

A 17-year-old boy was taken to a south London hospital with stab wound.

He has since been discharged from hospital.

It is believed that two men caught on CCTV were involved.

Both are thought to have carried out another assault on a number of people in the Tennessee Chicken Shop, Brixton Road, just prior to this incident.

Police have issued CCTV stills and footage from inside the shop of two males police would like to speak to in connection with the two incidents.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone who can assist in identifying the suspects.

This was a frenzied attack in which a knife was used to inflict life threatening injuries on a teenage male.

I have no doubt that the perpetrator intended to cause serious harm to the victim.

Police will do everything in their powers to bring the offenders to justice.

We are appealing for help from the public to assist in identify those involved.

We are grateful for any assistance that you may be able to offer.

– Detective Inspector Ian Kenward of Lambeth CID

Both men are black, believed to be in their teens, and were wearing black clothing and dark hooded jackets.

The man that stabbed the victim was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and around 5ft 11ins.

Warning: This video contains footage of violence that some may find distressing

Police are also appealing for those victims in the takeaway shop to come forward and speak to police as soon as possible.

Information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Lambeth CID on 07785 774 447 with any information.