Stabbing victim screams ‘WHY ME?’ after being knifed in random 14-hour rampage in London

Heroic plumber Roger Blackman described the scene as he rushed to help a man who was knifed in the street on Sunday.

The man was one of the four knifed a string of random attacks reportedly carried out by a hooded man in a 14-hour rampage in Edmonton, London.

Police said the lone attacker carried out four attacks on Saturday and Sunday – seemingly choosing his victims at random. 

Detectives have made two arrests but the attacker, described as a tall, skinny black man wearing a hood, may still be at large.  

And a 45-year-old woman is fighting for her life after she was stabbed in the back.

“There was blood pouring out of his gash. It was a great big gash”

Roger Blackman

Roger  was first on the scene and saw the attacker run off – leaving the victim with a “big gash” on his back.

“I heard a scream, I looked to my right, I saw a guy run off, then another scream,” he told the Mail Online.

The 46-year-old added: “I saw blood pouring out of the back of him, I went to my van to get some towels to stem the flow.

“I heard a scream, I looked to my right, I saw a guy run off, then another scream. 

“I saw blood pouring out of the back of him, I went to my van to get some towels to stem the flow.”

Roger had been going to visit his mum for Mother’s Day when he witnessed the aftermath of the attack.

He said the attack happened in front of her house and added “it makes you think about going out”.

“The victim was screaming, oh my God, oh my God, why has this happened to me,” Roger said.

“There was blood pouring out of his gash. It was a great big gash, about a three-inch wound.”

Police are trying to piece together the details of the 14-hour rampage which began at 7pm on Saturday.

A 45-year-old woman was left in a critical condition after she was knifed on Aberdeen Road at 7pm on Saturday.

Then just after midnight another man was stabbed in Park Avenue – suffering non-life threatening wounds.

Hours later a 23-year-old man was stabbed on Silver Street and he remains in a stable condition around 3.55am.

The fourth attack happened in Brettenham Road at 9.43am that was witnessed by Roger. 

DCI Stuart Smillie from North Area Command said: “The four victims are all from different backgrounds and appear to have been selected at random due to them being alone and vulnerable. 

“There is nothing to suggest this incident is terror related.We are working on the hypothesis that the single male suspect is acting alone and mental health issues may be a factor. 

“All of the people he has targeted have been walking alone and he has approached from behind without warning.”

He added: “Members of the public who have information about this suspect or have spotted someone acting suspiciously who matches his description are advised to call police on 999 and not to approach the man.

“His description has been circulated to all officers in North Area who are carrying out patrols, CCTV footage enquiries and policing busy areas around where the incidents took place, particularly where he was last seen where police arrived four minutes after the call to police was made.”

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