Appeal after man stabbed in stairwell of Barking flats during robbery

The stabbing took place in Abbey Road in Barking. Picture: Google

The stabbing took place in Abbey Road in Barking. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in a stairwell in Barking.

The 31-year-old was attacked by two males who followed him home to Timber Court, Abbey Road, at around 6.45pm on Tuesday.

He was stabbed as he entered the building, with his mobile phone and money being taken.

He was then stabbed again after he refused to provide the pair with the password to unlock his phone.

He pleaded with them to call an ambulance but they ran off, and he managed to get help after making his way to his flat.

Officers have issued descriptions of the suspects - a white man with a black hooded top and backpack, and a black man wearing a brown t-shirt with a white logo on it.

Pc Steven King said: “This is an appalling attack on an innocent man on his way back home.

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“Despite the victim pleading with the suspects to call for medical assistance, they left him bleeding on the stairwell without his phone and cash.”

Two boys aged 15 and 16 and a man aged 18 were arrested on the evening of the attack on suspicion of robbery have since been released under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 6980/17JUL, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.