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Teenagers stab shopkeeper in the face in west London when he refuses to sell them cigarettes and booze

Teenagers stabbed a shopkeeper in the face when he refused to sell them cigarettes and booze.

Both of the victims in this attack are very fortunate not to have suffered a fatal injury as a result of this attack.

– PC Richard Kidd, from Westminster CID

Detectives from Westminster Borough investigating serious assaults on two men have issued CCTV footage of three teenagers they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.

on July 7, police were called at around 2.15pm to reports of people fighting in Station Food & Wine on Edgware Road in Paddington.

Officers attended and found a 44-year-old man suffering a stab wound to the left side of his face, and a 21-year-old man with a cut to the left side of his face.

Officers immediately provided first aid until the arrival of London Ambulance Service. The men were taken to hospital for treatment.

CCTV cameras within the shop showed three teenagers enter the shop and ask to purchase drinks and cigarettes.

When they were refused and their ages questioned, one of the suspects attacked the salesman with a knife whilst another smashed a bottle over the other victim's head.

The suspects are described as:

  • The first boy is of average build with short black hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top, black trousers and black shoes.
  • The second isslim with short black hair. He was also wearing a grey hooded top, black trousers and black shoes.
  • The third is slim and was wearing a black top.

Detectives from Westminster Borough CID are investigating.

Officers have released CCTV of the incident and a still of the group that they wish to identify and speak to regarding the attack on the two men.

  • Anyone with information should contact officers via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.