British model Elizabeth Hurley’s nephew Miles Hurley fell victim to a knife attack more than a week ago. The actress has since asked for the public’s help to bring culprits to justice and is currently busy raising awareness about road safety.
21-year-old Miles, who worked as a professional model, was stabbed by yet-to-be-identified assailants in the back multiple times on a street in South West London. The incident took place on the evening of March 8.
Left: Elizabeth Hurley tweets a photo of nephew's knife wound. Right: Hurley with her nephew Miles.
The victim was quickly transferred to the hospital. Doctors have since said that Miles’ injuries are not life-threatening. The star flew to the U.K. immediately after the incident to be by her family’s side at the moment of crisis.
Finally, some information on the knifemen who stabbed my nephew last week. Please RT. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/A4fncIThGK
— Elizabeth Hurley (@ElizabethHurley) March 20, 2018
52-year-old Hurley has described the wound as “shocking,” and even gone ahead to release a close-up image of Miles’s injury.
Miles and Elizabeth are said to be close to each other. This is what he had to say about their relationship to the Telegraph in 2013:
I’m really close to my aunt, and she’s very supportive of everything I do. The best advice she has given me is just to enjoy myself, work hard, and be nice to everybody.
My 21 year old nephew @mileshurley1 was brutally attacked by four men in London on Thursday night. He was repeatedly stabbed and lost more than four pints of blood. A policeman was patrolling close by and administered first aid until the ambulance arrived. The deepest wound just missed severing his spine. By some miracle no vital organs were damaged. We are praying that these animals are caught before they maim, or even kill, someone else. These are sad days.
The attack also caused injury to one of Miles’s male friends, who is also recuperating in a hospital now.
According to officials who spoke to People,
They are believed to have been attacked by a group of males who got out of a vehicle and assaulted them before fleeing the scene.
Hurley has called her sister an “amazing mother” for her dedication to both the boys.