Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - qasim.peracha@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @qasim­per­acha by QASIM PERACHA

A TEENAGER who was stabbed in the chest on his own doorstep in Uxbridge has been re­leased from hospi­tal af­ter three days.

Deivi­das Vy­tu­rys, aged 18, was at­tacked with a knife while turn­ing the key in his own front door in An­dover Close on Fri­day (Oc­to­ber 20).

The teenager was rushed to hospi­tal by his mother, Re­nata Janku­naite, for emer­gency treat­ment shortly af­ter the in­ci­dent at around 7pm.

He was taken to a cen­tral Lon­don hospi­tal for fur­ther treat­ment to his 2cm deep chest wound and re­mained there un­til Mon­day af­ter­noon (Oc­to­ber 23) when he was dis­charged.

Re­nata told getwest­lon­don of the hor­ri­fy­ing first mo­ments af­ter the stab­bing: “We heard screams com­ing from the front door and I ran out­side. My Deivi­das was bleed­ing quite a lot and I had to drive him to ac­ci­dent and emer­gency my­self. He was bleed­ing re­ally badly the whole time.

“They told us his in­juries were too se­ri­ous and he had to be trans­ferred to an­other hospi­tal by am­bu­lance.”

Metropoli­tan Po­lice was called to the res­i­den­tial ad­dress in An­dover Close at 7.40pm on Fri­day and the force is con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dent but have not yet made any ar­rests.

Speak­ing two days af­ter the in­ci­dent, Re­nata said that Deivi­das had just started to walk again and was slowly re­gain­ing his strength.

“Thank you so much for all the kind words and com­ments,” she added.

“It’s just so shock­ing to see things like this hap­pen­ing ev­ery­where, even out­side your own front door.”

Deivi­das him­self com­mented on the getwest­lon­don Face­book page to thank read­ers for their con­cern and well wishes.

Some read­ers like June Chap­man, Ma­reeen O’Con­nell and Sue Pe­droso talked about stricter laws and sen­tences that would mean any­one in pos­ses­sion of a knife “with no good rea­son” to be sent to prison.

They also de­manded tougher sen­tences for those con­victed of stab­bing.

Face­book user Cazzee Rford said: “We can’t even be safe on our own doorstep. Makes me sad be­cause if this is how it is now.

“God only knows how bad it will be when our ba­bies are older. Our kids cant play out like the old days and doors cant be left open.

“All due to peo­ple us­ing knives and guns.”

It’s so shock­ing to see things like this hap­pen­ing ev­ery­where, even on your own doorstep Re­nata Janku­naite

Deivi­das Vy­tu­rys pic­tured in hospi­tal af­ter he was stabbed

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