TWO MEN suffered a violent knife attack as they took a break from playing football on Sunday.
The victims, both 21, were having a kick around with friends in Lake House Road, Wanstead when they were approached by a gang of seven black men who threatened them.
One of the yobs pulled out a knife and slashed one man on the arm and the other on the leg, while their friends managed to get away. The suspect then rode off from the scene on a red mountain bike at around 3.30pm.
Police said he is aged between 18 to 20 years old with a medium build, shaven afro hair and wearing a black hooded jumper and black combat trousers.
The others are believed to be 18 to 20 years old and all wearing dark clothing. Det Con Kelly Allen said: "The men were a bit shaken up but they will be fine. "There was no robbery motive and we are trying to find out why this happened."
Both men were taken to Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone where they treated and released on the day. Anyone who saw the incident should contact Det Con Kelly Allen on 0208 345 2714.
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