An 18-year-old was stabbed six times in a Brixton chicken shop on Monday afternoon.
The victim was stabbed four times in the leg, once in the abdomen and once in the arm in Dallas Chicken shortly before 5:30pm on Monday, January 2.
The young male was in the Brixton Road restaurant with two other teenagers when three suspects entered with knives and a belt each.
As one of the suspects hit a teenager in the face with a belt, the victim was stabbed several times by one of the suspects and when he fell to the floor, one of the suspects stabbed him again before kicking him in the head.
The victim was taken to a south London hospital and following an operation to his abdomen he was later discharged but he will require further surgery to his arm.
Detective Constable Remy Smith from Lambeth CID said: “This is a shocking and brutal assault that has left the victim very distressed from his ordeal.
“We are keen to identify the men in the CCTV footage so we can speak to them about the incident.
“We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us.”
Detectives in Lambeth Borough have released CCTV footage of three men they would like to speak to in connection with an assault – one man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife.
Witnesses said there were a further three suspects on bicycles outside the shop at the time of the assault.
All of the suspects left together as a group as they made their way northbound along Brixton Road.
Four of the suspects are described as:
Suspect one is described as a black man, aged in his early 20s, of medium build. He was wearing a black puffa-style jacket, blue jeans, a white belt, a black face covering and black shoes with white laces.
Suspect two is described as a black man, aged in his early 20s. He was wearing a black jacket, dark trousers, a black face covering and black shoes. He was seen carrying two knives.
Suspect three is described as a slim black man, aged in his early 20s. He was wearing a black jacket, dark trousers, black gloves, a black face covering and black shoes. He was seen to carry a knife.
Suspect four is described as a slim black man, aged in his early 20s. He was wearing a black jacket, dark trousers, black gloves, a black face covering and black shoes.
Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police via 101 or on Twitter via @Metcc or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.