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Video: Attackers with sword and knife flee Barking assault on moped

PUBLISHED: 15:34 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:47 17 May 2017

A sword-wielding suspect and another with a knife fled on a moped after leaving an 18-year-old with head injuries in Barking

A sword-wielding suspect and another with a knife fled on a moped after leaving an 18-year-old with head injuries in Barking

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A sword-wielding thug and another with a knife were caught on camera fleeing on a moped after leaving an 18-year-old with head injuries.

The suspects stalked their male victim down Ripple Road in Barking at about 10pm on Saturday, May 13.

The victim tried to run away when he realised he was being followed, seeking shelter in KTA Supermarket.

The suspects – both of whom were carrying blades – pursued him, inflicting a head injury on their victim inside the shop before fleeing the scene on a moped.

Mobile phone footage shows the suspect with a sword slip off the back of the moped then clumsily climb back on to ride pillion as his accomplice speeds off.

The victim was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening in hospital.

Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the suspects or the moped in the footage to contact them.

You can call Trident officers on 020 8217 7378 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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