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Landlord seriously injured in stabbing

PUBLISHED: 20:24 27 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:51 25 August 2010

ATTACK: Lanlord was attacked after leaving the Horse and Groom with the pub takings.

ATTACK: Lanlord was attacked after leaving the Horse and Groom with the pub takings.

A LANDLORD has been stabbed as he was robbed by three men who stole his pub s takings. Tim O Donnell, 27, the landlord of the Horse and Groom pub in Main Road,

A LANDLORD has been stabbed as he was robbed by three men who stole his pub's takings.

Tim O'Donnell, 27, the landlord of the Horse and Groom pub in Main Road, Sidcup, is in a serious condition in hospital after he was stabbed in his buttock, at around 2.45pm today.

The attack was just a few hundred yards from where Rob Knox, 18, was killed when he was stabbed outside the Metro Bar, on Station Road, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said they treated Mr O'Donnell at the scene and then took him as a priority to hospital.

Police said he is not in a life-threatening condition.

The suspects are three white men in their early to mid 20s.

Part of Main Road was cordoned off today and shocked staff at Horse and Groom closed the pub as a police helicopter hovered overhead.

Residents are anxious after the recent spate of attacks.

A 25-year-old mother of two from Heath House, overlooking the crime scene, said: "I am scared and disgusted. Two stabbings in Sidcup, less than a week apart, is too much. They are giving all the money to help inner city areas but this crime is everywhere now."

Concerned parent Tim Sellick, 57, of Stafford Road, Sidcup, said: "We have been very lucky in Sidcup. It is just very unfortunate that there been three attacks recently with Sidcup connections."

Mr Sellick who has a 17-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter, added: "You have to let them live their life and let them have their freedom. We set limits.

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