Victim is knifed in neck outside Tube

[from Hornsey and Crouch End Journal]

Victim is knifed in neck outside Tube
17 September 2008

A MAN was left bleeding on the pavement after being knifed in the neck at a packed Tube station.

The 31-year-man had to be rushed to hospital after being slashed at Finsbury Park station at about 6.50pm last Wednesday.

Police said he had been sitting outside the station in Wells Terrace waiting for a friend.

Sally Lowe, 30, a journalist, of Highbury, on her way home from work, said: “The guy was lying on the pavement outside the ticket office and someone something over his legs. There were people trying to help him and he had blood across his forehead.

“The ticket office and the bus station were closed off and there were police everywhere looking for witnesses.”

Ali Darieq, who works in the Sunrise Food Stop newsagent in Wells Terrace, said: “There was a lot of commotion. A customer told us a guy had been stabbed in the neck.”

A police spokeswoman said: “The male victim received a slash wound to the neck and was taken to a north London hospital for treatment. His condition is not life threatening and he was discharged the following morning.”

A man from Stroud Green, has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and assault causing grievous bodily harm outside Finsbury Park Tube Station. He appeared before Highbury Magistrates’ on Friday where he was remanded in custody to Blackfriars Crown Court on November 25.


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