Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a man was stabbed 10 times in an unprovoked attack in east London.

The father-of-two spent a week recovering from his injuries in hospital after puncturing his lung as well as suffering injuries to his chest, stomach, bowel and liver.

He was stabbed after walking home from a pub on 28 October at around 9:45pm. As he walked down Pelham Avenue, he was approached from behind by the suspect who then suddenly stabbed him multiple times.

The suspect then ran off along Sterry Road towards Denham Way.

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The victim spent weeks in hospital recovering from his injuries Met Police

The victim managed to stagger a short distance before collapsing and was eventually found by his wife.

He was taken to the Royal London Hospital in a critical condition where he spent two days in a coma.

After being discharged on 7 November, his stomach wound became infected and he was forced to spend another two weeks undergoing treatment in hospital.

Metropolitan Police have now released shocking CCTV footage of the attack in a bid to find the man responsible. The suspect is described as aged between 20 and 30 wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up, light-coloured trousers and light trainers.

Detective Constable Roxanne Dawe, from Barking and Dagenham CID, said: "This was an incredibly violent attack on a married father-of-two who was just walking home after a night out as he did every Friday.

"He had not had an argument or a dispute with anyone that night and we can find no motive at all for what happened. Nothing was stolen from him.

"We hope the release of CCTV footage showing what happened will prompt someone to come forward with information.

"An innocent man very nearly lost his life and this incident is being treated as attempted murder, so if you know anything at all, please contact us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dagenham CID on 020 3276 1096 or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.