Carjackers steal white Range Rover and stab man in the leg

Carjackers steal white Range Rover and stab man in the leg in shocking broad daylight attack outside church in east London

  • The victim, a man in his mid-20s, had arranged to sell the car to a group of men
  • But when they got in the back, a fight broke out and they made off with the car
  • Police have made no arrests and are appealing for witnesses to come forward 

Carjackers stole a white Range Rover and a stabbed a man in the leg in a shocking broad daylight attack outside a church in east London.

The victim, a man in his mid-20s, had arranged to meet a group of men in Athlone Close, Hackney, on Tuesday evening to sell the vehicle.

However, when two of the gang got in the back seat of the car, a fight broke out and the thieves made off with the Range Rover.

Dramatic footage shows emergency crews tending to the victim, who is seen with a bandage on his thigh, outside the Clapton New Testament Church of God, on the corner of Downs Park and Cricketfield Road

The victim, who had turned up to the meeting with another man, was stabbed in the leg in the process and taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

Dramatic footage shows emergency crews tending to the victim, who is seen with a bandage on his thigh, outside the Clapton New Testament Church of God, on the corner of Downs Park and Cricketfield Road.

At least two police cars, three police officers, and paramedics in an ambulance arrived at the scene which had been sealed off by police tape.

The Met Police said today no arrests have been made as the hunt for the carjackers continues.

A spokesman said: ‘Detectives are investigating after a man was stabbed in Hackney.

‘The incident happened at around 19:10hrs on Tuesday, 25 August.

‘Two men had driven from to Athlone Close, E5 where they had arranged to buy car through an intermediary.

‘At the scene they met a group of men and two of these men got in the back seat of their car.

‘An altercation then took place and their car was stolen.

‘One of the original occupants was uninjured, but the other was stabbed in the leg.

The victim, a man in his mid-20s, had arranged to meet a group of men in Athlone Close, Hackney, on Tuesday evening to sell a white Range Rover, but when two of the gang got in the back seat of the car, a fight broke out and the thieves made off with the vehicle

‘Their car, a white Range Rover, was driven off from the scene by the suspects.

‘The injured victim, a man in his mid-20s, was treated in hospital and has since been discharged.

‘Police are keen to trace the stolen Range Rover, which is likely to have distinctive damage.

‘There have been no arrests.

‘Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 6234/25AUG

‘To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.’

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