'APPALLING ATTACK' Liz Hurley confirms her model nephew was repeatedly stabbed in brutal London knife attack

The star tweeted that it is an appalling time for Miles and his family

10 March 2018 - 10:03

LIZ Hurley has confirmed that her model nephew was repeatedly stabbed in a brutal attack on a London street.

The star, 52, took to Twitter to share the heartbreaking news, thanking fans for their support in what she described as an "appalling time" for the family.

She wrote: "My 21 year old nephew was repeatedly stabbed in a brutal attack in London on Thursday night.

"The police & hospital are being fantastic.

Thank you for all your messages. It is an appalling time for him & our family.

"The police will be appealing for witnesses."

Miles, 21, was attacked in Nine Elms, South West London, at 8pm on Thursday following a row with a stranger, and was rushed to hospital.

 The star, pictured with Miles at the start of his modelling career, rushed back to the UK to be by his side
 
The star, pictured with Miles at the start of his modelling career, rushed back to the UK to be by his side
 Miles has modelled for Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Carvalli
 
Miles has modelled for Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Carvalli

It is understood that he was stabbed several times in the horrific attack.

Liz dashed back to Britain as Miles was fighting for his life in hospital, and was pictured arriving at Heathrow Airport on Friday morning.

A source said: “His family feared the worst. Fortunately. it seems the knife missed his vital organs.”

Liz is especially close to Miles, whose mum is her older sister Kate Curran, 54.

 Miles and his star aunt are thought to have a close bond, with Liz being involved in his modelling career
 
Miles and his star aunt are thought to have a close bond, with Liz being involved in his modelling career
 Liz was spotted on Friday touching down at Heathrow Airport after flying in from New York
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Liz was spotted on Friday touching down at Heathrow Airport after flying in from New York
 Miles is the son of Liz's sister Kate, 54
 
Miles is the son of Liz's sister Kate, 54

On the day of the attack, Miles had paid tribute to his aunt in a post celebrating International Women's Day.

He posted a touching snap of her with another family member, writing: "Love & appreciation for all the strong, happy and independent women around me."

Miles has done shoots for fashion king Roberto Carvalli and Dolce & Gabbana, and is signed top modelling agency Next Model Management.

Liz was in the US promoting her show The Royals.

 Liz wrapped up for the cold weather yesterday as she was seen arriving back in London
 
Liz wrapped up for the cold weather yesterday as she was seen arriving back in London
 The star covered her eyes with dark glasses as she rushed to support her family
 
The star covered her eyes with dark glasses as she rushed to support her family

She is known to be very fond of Miles and in 2013 proudly tweeted one of his early modelling shots, declaring “Here’s my handsome nephew”.

Miles has spoken publicly before about his close relationship with Liz, saying “I’m really close to my aunt and she’s very supportive of everything I do.”

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at 20.52 on Thursday, 8 March to Ascalon Street, SW8 following reports of a stabbing.

"Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service (LAS). A 21-year-old man was discovered with stab wounds to his back.

"Another man, also believed to be aged 21, was also found suffering from stab wounds.

"They were both taken by LAS to a south London hospital where their conditions are described as not life-threatening or life-changing.

"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.

"A crime scene was put in place. Road closures were also in place but have since been lifted.

"There have been no arrests."

 

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