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This week 30 years ago: Man knifed in forehead in Packington Estate

PUBLISHED: 09:50 09 January 2017

Islington Gazette: January 9, 1987

Islington Gazette: January 9, 1987

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Police were hunting a knife-wielding gang of 15 youths who attacked and stabbed two men in Islington.

The men were surrounded as they tried to leave Packington Square – where people said gangs were making their lives a misery.

Aged 29 and 26, they were with two women and had been visiting a friend. Upon leaving, they were followed by the gang, who shouted abuse.

When their car failed to start because of a flat battery, the 29-year-old, from Waterloo, was stabbed three times in the side. The 26-year-old, from Muswell Hill, sustained a two-inch cut to his forehead.

Both were discharged from Whittington Hospital, but Det Sgt Pierre Davidson said: “If they had been wearing thinner clothing, the wounds could have been serious.”

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  • 30 years later and knife crime has got worse and gangs of hoodrats are still roaming the streets of Islington, well done Met Police. Islington Gazette should ask them to comment.

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