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Photos released in hunt for man who knifed teen at Sydenham bus stop

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olice have released images of a suspect after a “brutal” stabbing at a bus stop left a teenager fighting for his life.

The 18-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times in broad daylight in Westwood Hill, Sydenham, shortly ater 7.10pm on Monday, August 8.

He was rushed in a critical condition to hospital, where three weeks later he remains in a serious condition.

Police say the teen “may never fully recover” from the attack, and that his injuries could be life-changing.

Police want to trace this man

/ Met Police

On Tuesday, the Met Police issued new photos of a suspect they want to trace.

Detective Inspector Spencer Thomas, said: “This was a brutal assault and it is only due to skilled medical intervention that [the victim] did not die.

“His injuries were so serious that he still remains in hospital and he may never fully recover.

“We need to find the man responsible for this assault, he is clearly a very dangerous individual.

“If you see him, do not approach him but call 999. If you have any information call police or you can call Crimestoppers who will never ask for your name or trace your IP.

“However you want to help, please do call and tell us what you know. Any information you have could be vital in helping us find this man.”

An image released by the Met on Tuesday

/ Met Police

Detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the area, and who has yet to speak with police, to come forward.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 6336/08AUG.

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

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