Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The pensioner tried to use a shop sign to defend himself and his wife during the "violent" attack, but was stabbed in the arm.
11:41, UK,Tuesday 19 April 2016
CCTV footage of the stabbing attack
Police searching for three stabbing suspects have released CCTV footage showing an attack on a 70-year-old shopkeeper.
The footage shows the pensioner using a shop sign to try to defend himself during the attempted robbery in Walthamstow, east London, on Sunday evening.
One of the masked attackers stabs the shopkeeper in the arm before fleeing the store.
He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
The victim’s wife and two customers were also in the store at the time.
Detective Sergeant Ben Voss, of Waltham Forest CID, said: "This was a violent attack on a pensioner who was trying to run his shop.
"The assailants used an extreme level of violence against elderly man who was trying to defend himself, his wife, customers and business.
"The attack could have resulted in tragic consequences but luckily the victim is now recovering in hospital."
Police have described the suspects as three white men in their mid-20s, all wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and jackets with hoods.