A man was stabbed more than ten times after being ambushed by a gang as he sought refuge.

The 20-year-old victim was reportedly chased by a group of four to five men along Eliot Drive and into Eastway Crescent, Harrow, were they attacked him as he appealed for help at one of the homes on the street.

He suffered significant blood loss and received treatment from London Ambulance before being taken to hospital. His injuries are described as not life-threatening.

Detective Sergeant Amar Patel, from Harrow CID, said: “This was a vicious unprovoked attack on a young male who had been enjoying an evening with friends when he was chased, ambushed and repeatedly stabbed by a group of males for an unknown reason.

“We have already spoken to lots of people in the area about the incident, but I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the attack and hasn’t spoken to us about it yet to come forward.

“Any detail, no matter how insignificant it may seem, will help us to identify those responsible and bring them to justice. Any information given to us will be treated in strict confidence.”

The suspects are described as black males in their late teens wearing dark clothing. No arrests have been made at this stage.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call Harrow CID on 101 or Tweet @MetCC.

Alternatively, information can be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously at crimestoppers-uk.org or on 0800 555 111.