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29/11/2013 04:16 GMT | Updated 28/01/2014 05:59 GMT

Boris Bike Riding Thug Stabs Teenage Boy In The Back In Front Of His Mother In Hackney

A teenager boy has been stabbed while walking with his mother in Hackney.

The 16-year-old victim was surrounded by a group of youths following a verbal "altercation", after another male in the group threw a glass bottle in the victim's direction, which missed him and smashed nearby.

A fourth male rode up behind him on a Barclays hire bike in Murray Grove and stabbed him in the back.

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Murray Grove in Hackney

The group ran off in the direction of New North Road on Tuesday, November 19, the Hackney Gazette reported.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for a single stab wound before being discharged.

Police have now issued an appeal for witnesses.

The suspect riding the bike was a black male, about 17-years-old, tall and slim. He was wearing a dark tracksuit with the hood pulled up.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Vicki Grainger from Hackney's Violent Crime Unit on 101, quoting reference number 4628718/13 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.