On my way back from a meeting at the Catford Constitutional, I was walking to the late night Turkish Supermarket opposite Enish Nigerian Restaurant at about midnight, when three boys set on me, trying to get my bag. Luckily, the police happened to drive past just as the struggle for my bag was underway. The boys ran off, after which I realised I had been stabbed in the lower back, or upper back side. I made the mistake of telling a couple of people and one of the policemen insisted in cutting most of my clothes off to check for other wounds. Buses were still passing and teenagers were taking photos of me. The police caught the boys, and I was taken to Kings in Denmark Hill. The stabbing was not very serious. I could have walked home. You could see the disappointment on the faces of the medical staff when they crowded round, having been told about a stabbing, and saw the pathetic trickle of blood from my lower back.
Here is a News Shopper article about the event, I can't believe such a massive knife caused such a small wound. I don't think they were much good at stabbing, but they're in big trouble all the same.
By Damian Griffiths at 18 May 2015, 02:41 AM