Search Continues for Pair Who Threatened Woman Holding Baby

One male wearing Tesco top held knife to her throat

Male brandishes knife at woman holding her baby. Picture: Met Police

The search continues for two males who barged into the home of a young woman and threatened her at knife point while she was holding her baby over a week after a shocking video of the incident was released.

The 22-year-old woman answered a knock on the door of her flat in Wandsworthat 1.24pm on Tuesday, 15 November and two males forced their way in.

One of the males pushed her into the kitchen and drew a knife pointing it at her throat while she sought to protect her child. He demanded money but the pair are believed to have fled empty handed.

The person who branded the knife was wearing a Tesco branded top and his face is clearly visible in stills taken from the CCTV. The police were unwilling to confirm a week after the incident whether the possibility that the male with the knife was a current or former employee of Tesco.

Although badly shaken, the woman and her child were not injured.


Police wish to speak to this person who was filmed brandishing a knife. Picture: Met Police

Detective Sergeant Cerith Jones said: "The community will be appalled by this awful incident and I know many people will want to reach out and help us identify them.

"I urge local people to please check your doorbell and dash cam footage for any material that could assist us. If you were in the vicinity and saw two men acting suspiciously, or running away, we want to hear from you.

"The young woman was terrified and it is imperative that we catch the men responsible."

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The two males entering the building. Picture: Met Police

Police will conducting extra patrols in the area over the coming days to help reassure local people.

One of the males police wish to speak to. Picture: Met Police
One of the males police wish to speak to. Picture: Met Police

One of the males police wish to speak to. Picture: Met Police
One of the males police wish to speak to. Picture: Met Police

If you have information that could assist police, call 101 or tweet @MetCC ref CAD 3421/15 Nov.

To remain 100% anonymous please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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November 23, 2022