[from Islington Tribune]
|Islington Tribune – by ROISIN GADELRAB
Published: 29 August 2008
Police in hunt for club stab suspect
DETECTIVES have released images of a man wanted in connection with a near-fatal stabbing inside a Finsbury nightclub earlier this month.
Anyone with information should call Islington CID on 020 7421 0350 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
[from Hackney Gazette]
09 September 2008
|CCTV image taken outside the club|
This is the main suspect wanted in connection with a near-fatal stabbing at a troubled Finsbury Park nightspot.
The CCTV shows the man in a white hat standing outside Orleans nightclub in Seven Sisters Road.
Moments earlier, a reveller was stabbed four times in the back during a frenzied attack.
Detectives are appealing for information on the incident, which happened at 2.30am on Sunday, August 3.
The victim went to the aid of one of his friends after a fight broke with another group of men.
As he stepped in, the 19-year-old from Haringey was knifed three times in the back and once in the leg.
He spent seven days in a serious condition at University College Hospital in central London.
Police said the victim is now making a good recovery at home and there is no lasting damage
Det Cons Lee Spicer, from Islington CID, said: “This was a near fatal attack in which the victim was stabbed four times.
“If one of the stab wounds had been just a few millimetres lower this man could have died.
“Anyone who recognises the suspect in the CCTV should contact us immediately.”
The troubled nightspot in Seven Sisters Road was forced to cut its opening hours in July.
A damning dossier revealed police had been called to the club 58 times in just 18 months.
Officers said it was “only a matter of time” before somebody was seriously injured or killed.
The club, which had a 24-hour round-the-clock licence is now forced to close at 3.30am at weekends.
The suspect is described as slim, aged about 18 to 20, about 5ft 9in tall and with hair in cornrows or dreadlocks.
Anyone with information is asked to call Islington CID on 020 7421 0350 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.