Trial for Regent's attacker

Published: Tuesday, 23 March 2010

A TEENAGER is to stand trial for two stabbings on the Regent's Canal towpath.

A 15 years old boy is accused of two random stabbings on the canal towpath and has been ordered to stand trial. The schoolboy, who cannot be named, allegedly knifed two men in separate attacks on the Regent's Canal at Islington, on 24th January, Alan Tilbury reveals.


Philip Angell, was cycling home along the towpath when he was accosted  then stabbed in the back and chest, near the Narrowboat pub (pictured). He was treated in hospital and received stitches for his wounds.

The other victim, Peter Obrazov, suffered a fractured eye socket and a wound to his cheek after he was knifed in the face,

The teenager denied two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm when he appeared at Inner London Crown Court. He was  remanded in custody, with the trial due on 1st June.