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Police hunt teen knifing trio

PUBLISHED: 17:14 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 11:02 12 August 2010

A TEENAGER who was stabbed in the back in broad daylight has been discharged from hospital. The 16-year-old Orpington College student was assaulted outside Dorothy Perkins clothes shop in Orpington High Street last Tuesday. He was taken by ambulance to

A TEENAGER who was stabbed in the back in broad daylight has been discharged from hospital.

The 16-year-old Orpington College student was assaulted outside Dorothy Perkins clothes shop in Orpington High Street last Tuesday.

He was taken by ambulance to the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, but was released last Thursday. A knife was found in Homefield Rise. A 16-year-old girl from Downham was arrested on Thursday and has been bailed until February 10.

Police are still appealing for witnesses and are keen to talk to three suspects who ran away down Homefield Rise and then Gravel Pitt Way towards Spur Road. All three are black, aged about 18 and around 6ft tall. One was wearing a black jacket with horizontal black and red lines and a beige hood while another wore a black jacket with a small white motif on the left-hand side, a black hat, light blue jeans and had his arm in a sling. The third was wearing a black jacket and black trousers.

Detective Inspector Jane Corrigan from Bromley Police said: "This incident could have been much worse if it was not for the vigilance of the staff in Sainsbury's.

"Three males, matching the suspects' descriptions, attempted to buy knives in the store shortly beforehand but were refused. The staff's professionalism, not only in refusing the sale but in documenting the negative sale, is assisting us greatly in our enquiries".

Anyone with information should

contact Bromley Police on 01689 891212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on

0800 555 111.

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