Witnesses of a Harrow stabbing which saw a teen knifed in the face said they watched in horror as people ran into shops and grabbed tissues.

A staff member from Chicken Hut in Northolt Road, South Harrow, described the scene after a teen was rushed to hospital after being stabbed on January 9 .

The worker, who did not want to be named, told getwestlondon : "A group of young boys, could be teenagers, ran inside a shop looking panicked.

"They grabbed tissues and then ran back outside seconds later.

"Not long after that, we heard ambulances and police cars and they taped up the area."

The area outside Chicken Hut was taped off on Monday (January 9) after the incident. Pic: Sivakurunathan
 

Metropolitan Police officers and the London Ambulance rushed to the scene after reports of an assault at around 9.48pm.

A spokesman for the police told getwestlondon a teenager had stab wounds in the face and stomach.

The spokesman said: "He was taken to hospital, treated for a knife wound to the face and stomach wound."

The 19-year-old was discharged after being treated for his injuries.

No arrests have been made as yet and investigations continue into the incident.

Police were called to the scene in Northolt Road after reports of a teenager being stabbed. Pic: Sivakurunathan

'Nightmare of gangs in South Harrow'

Speaking to getwestlondon, owner of The Chicken Hut, Arumugam Yoganathan, said: "It's happening all the time here.

"It's a nightmare of gangs in South Harrow, we have been having this problem every day."

Mr Yoganathan, who opened the shop two years ago, added: "It hasn't changed from the very day I opened shop, there are young people getting into trouble every day near, we see it."

 

The incident took place a mere few weeks after 19-year-old Hussein Ahmed from Edgware died as a result of a knife attack on Wednesday (November 23).

Described as a "good lad" by those in the community, the teenager died after his life support was withdrawn after the stabbing.

Forensics outside the same takeaway following an incident in November 2016

A salon owner nearby claimed fights and drug dealing are on the rise and had previously said: "There’s always bits and pieces and fights here.

"In the last two years we have noticed it happening more and more, and I have been here 10 years."

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