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Man stabbed in front of young son in random attack in Oak Hill Park, East Barnet
A man was stabbed in front of his 12-year-old son as he walked through a popular family park in an apparently random attack.
The 42-year-old was in Oak Hill Park, East Barnet, at about 6.30pm yesterday when he was approached by a young man who asked for directions.
As he began to explain, the man produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the shoulder blade and arm.
The man's wife was also in the Church Hill Road park at the time of the attack but did not see the incident.
The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was later discharged from hospital after taking himself for treatment.
London Ambulance Service said it was not called to the incident.
The stabbing was reported to police at 7pm and officers obtained a description of the suspect, who ran off towards St Mary’s School, in Littlegrove.
He was described as black, 5ft 11ins tall, of stocky in build and aged between 17 and 19 with short black hair. He spoke with a London accent and was carrying a heavy-looking white rucksack.
Anyone with information can call Barnet Police on the non-emergency number 101 or telephone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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