A search is on for a gang after a shocking stabbing which saw men in balaclavas running around with machetes.
Detectives wish to speak to a number of people following an attack in Hyde Park at around 9pm on June 1.
A 17-year-old man was injured in the assault in central London, which police said involved ‘numerous males brandishing machetes’.
Footage of the attack, which the force described as ‘brazen violence’, was shared widely online.
Metropolitan Police officers rushed to the scene and gave first aid to the victim who remains in hospital in a stable, non life-threatening condition.
One 17-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray, and investigations are still ongoing.
The force has also confirmed there will be a heightened police presence in the popular spot over the coming days.
Detective superintendent Alex Bingley said: ‘We urge anyone who knows or can identify the men in these pictures to come forward. No piece of information is too small.
‘The brazen violence that was witnessed by many people enjoying the sun in Hyde Park was both shocking and unacceptable.
‘We appreciate the images and videos that were widely shared following the incident will have caused concern to people in the area and to those who visit the park regularly.
‘I want to reassure the public that we are committed to ensuring our parks remain a safe space for everyone to enjoy.
‘We are doing all we can to track down the individuals involved and bring them to justice.
‘Visitors to the park will see an increased police presence and if they have concerns I would encourage them to speak to officers.’
Information can be provided to the police by calling 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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