Video footage captured the terrifying moment a man was chased into a shop before he was stabbed and struck repeatedly with a glass tube.
The 23-year-old man had attempted to act as a peacemaker in diffusing an argument between two suspects and a group of other people at around 5.30am on Saturday September 23.
The pair chased the victim into a newsagent in Grays Inn Road in central London.
One of the men hit him with a glass tube, while another stabbed him in the torso.
Detective Constable Joe Marston, of the Met’s Central North CID, said: "The victim sustained serious injuries in what was a needless and incredibly violent attack.
"We would urge anyone who recognises these men to contact police as soon as possible."
The victim was rushed to an east London hospital where he was treated for a broken rib and a laceration to his lung.
He has since been discharged and continues to recover from his injuries.
Detectives from the Met’s Central North Command Unit are investigating and officers released images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident on Monday (October 23).
CCTV of the incident is also available which shows the men carrying out the attack, police said.
Anyone with information is advised to call Central North CID on 0208 345 0276, or call police on 101.
Alternatively, to give information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
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