TWO men have been charged after a commuter was stabbed moments after leaving Osterley tube station.
A 31-year-old man was stabbed in the leg on Monday (March 19) near the junction of Penwerris Road and Great West Road, at about 8pm.
He was taken to hospital, where he remained in a stable condition as the Chronicle went to press this week. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Among the items taken by his attackers was an Amazon Kindle electronic book reader, which has yet to be recovered.
Detective Inspector Neil John, of Hounslow Police, said: "This was a particularly nasty robbery and we're appealing for any witnesses to contact us."
Nicholas Kerswell, 21, of no fixed abode, and a 16-year-old, also of no fixed abode, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have each been charged with one count of robbery.
Both men are due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court today (Wednesday, March 21).
Anyone with information is asked to call Hounslow CID on 020 8247 6160 or Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.