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Man 'stabs himself in buttock by mistake while running with blade in back pocket'

PUBLISHED: 13:17 09 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:23 09 November 2018

Police were called to Clifton Terrace amid reports of a man with knife wounds to his buttock. Picture Lucas Cumiskey

Police were called to Clifton Terrace amid reports of a man with knife wounds to his buttock. Picture Lucas Cumiskey

Archant

A man is believed to have accidentally stabbed himself in the buttock while running with a knife in his back pocket in Finsbury Park.

Police were called to Clifton Terrace amid reports of a man with knife wounds to his buttock. Picture: Lucas CumiskeyPolice were called to Clifton Terrace amid reports of a man with knife wounds to his buttock. Picture: Lucas Cumiskey

Cops were called to the junction of Clifton Terrace and Lennox Road at about 7.30pm yesterday, amid reports of a man brandishing a knife.

Officers found a 30-year-old man at the scene – who witnesses described as having torn jeans – and they searched him in their van.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found man suffering a stab injury to his buttock.

“He was taken to an east London hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.”

The Gazette understands he may have been carrying the blade in his back pocket, and stabbed himself while running away.

No arrests have been made, no knife was recovered and enquiries continue.

One bystander, who refused to give his name but lives on Lennox Terrace, said: “I just heard there had been an altercation and then saw a dude in the ambulance getting strip searched.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting CAD 7081/08NOV or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Did you see what happened? Contact Lucas at the newsdesk on 020 7433 0121 or lucas.cumiskey@archant.co.uk

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