A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 43-year-old man was stabbed in the neck in Brockley last night (November 13).
The suspect was tracked down by police using the Find My iPhone app as the victim’s mobile had been stolen from the scene.
Officers found the 29-year-old suspect on a bus in Brockley Road but he used the emergency exit button to flee and was later caught hiding in a garden in Chudleigh Road.
Police were first alerted by neighbours to a disturbance from an address in Brockley Road at 11.28pm where they found the victim suffering from a stab wound to his neck.
Paramedics attended and the victim was taken to a south London hospital in a stable condition where his injuries are reported to not be life threatening.
Detective Inspector Dave Williams, of Lewisham CID: "This was a horrendous attack on a man who it appears had arranged to meet someone inside his home which has resulted in him being stabbed.
"I must praise the member of the public who wanted to make sure the victim was OK and raised the alarm, calling police.
“As a result of that call response team officers from Lewisham attended, providing immediate first aid to the victim and upon realising that the victim's mobile phone had been taken acted quickly, activating the tracker on the phone to trace the suspect they believed to be responsible for inflicting potentially life threatening injuries to the victim."
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