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Horror as man, 25, is stabbed at Tooting restaurant

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 17/05/2021 Leah Sinclair

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in a stabbing in Tooting.

Police were called at 7.40pm on Friday, 14 May after a 25-year-old man showed up at a south London hospital with stab injuries.

The victim is currently in critical condition and his next of kin has been informed.

Officers carried out enquiries and discovered the victim had been assaulted ten minutes earlier at a restaurant in Upper Tooting Road, SW17. A crime scene was established.

Antwan McLeary, 39, of Antigua Walk, Crystal Palace was set to appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with causing Grevious Bodily Harm.

Detectives from the Met’s South West Basic Command Unit are investigating and would like to hear from anybody with information about the attack.

It comes as a teenage boy was hospitalised on Friday after being stabbed during an attempted robbery in West London.

Police were called to Pembroke Road, Kensington at 5.10pm on May 14 to reports of a stabbing/attempted robbery.

When officers arrived at the scene, a 17-year-old boy was found injured.

The victim was taken to hospital, but thankfully his injuries are not life-threatening and not life-changing.

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