Elizabeth Hurley Reveals Her 21-Year-Old Nephew Was Stabbed in 'Brutal Attack' in London
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Elizabeth Hurley is grateful her nephew is alive.
The Royals actress took to Twitter early Saturday morning to thank fans for their well wishes after her 21-year-old nephew, Miles Hurley, was stabbed multiple times in London.
Hurley -- who is close to Miles, a budding model -- was photographed arriving at Heathrow airport on Friday morning, presumably to be by Miles' side.
"My 21-year-old nephew was repeatedly stabbed in a brutal attack in London on Thursday night," she wrote on Twitter on Saturday. "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."
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.
The incident occurred on a street in Nine Elms, South West London at around 8 p.m., according to People. The outlet reports that Metropolitan Police was called to the scene after reports of a stabbing, and discovered a 21-year-old man with stab wounds to his back. Another man, believed to be the same age, was also found suffering from stab wounds.
The two were taken to a hospital, were police told People that their conditions were not described as life-threatening. “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,” officials told the outlet.
Hurley gave a sweet shout out to Miles in 2013, applauding his growing modeling career. "Here's my handsome nephew @Miles_Hurley @NextModels," she tweeted alongside a photo.
“I’m really close to my aunt and she’s very supportive of everything I do” he told The Telegraph the same year. “The best advice she has given me is just to enjoy myself, work hard and be nice to everybody.”