Man ‘lucky to be alive’ after King’s Cross bottle attack

Do you recognise any of these men? The attack happened near the Sharwood block in Penton Rise, King'

Do you recognise any of these men? The attack happened near the Sharwood block in Penton Rise, King's Cross. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

An assault victim was lucky not to die after being attacked in King’s Cross, police said this morning.

The Met today launched an appeal for information after the assault near the Sharwood block in Penton Rise on Saturday, September 17.

Officers, called at 11.35pm, found “Victim 1”, a 29-year-old man, with a deep cut to his neck, and “Victim 2”, a 21-year-old man, with facial and head injuries.

It is understood Victim 1 saw Victim 2 being assaulted by a group of men – possibly up to nine – in Pentonville Road.

Victim 1 attempted to intervene to stop the attack but was hit over the head, believed to be with a bottle. He ran away from the group having suffered a deep laceration to his neck.

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Victim 2 then managed to get away from the group attacking him. He had suffered a broken front tooth and bruises to his head.

Det Cons Marcus Johnson, the officer leading the case, said: “One of the victims in this attack is very fortunate not to have suffered a fatal injury as a result of trying to help someone in need.

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“We are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise those shown in the footage or the still released, or anyone who witnessed the incident.”

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Islington CID on 101. To give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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