Elizabeth Hurley Opens Up About "Brutal Attack" on Her Nephew Who Was Stabbed

The police will be appealing for witnesses.

Elizabeth Hurley and Miles Hurley attend 'The Royals' New York Series Premiere
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Elizabeth Hurley has shared the news that her nephew, model Miles Hurley, was stabbed in an attack in London on Thursday (March 8).

Reports emerged last night that the actress had rushed back to the UK to be with her family after Miles had been stabbed and was taken to hospital, and this morning, Elizabeth Hurley has confirmed the news, calling it "an appalling time" for Miles and their family.

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

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A statement from the Metropolitan Police also confirmed that an investigation was ongoing into an incident that had taken place on Thursday, and said that the condition of the victims were described as "not life-threatening."

A spokesperson for the Met Police said (via The Telegraph):

"Police were called at 20.52 pm 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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Miles has previously modeled for brands including Roberto Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana, and both Miles and Elizabeth have shared publicly how close they are.

"I'm really close to my aunt and she's very supportive of everything I do," Miles told The Telegraph in 2013. "The best advice she has given me is just to enjoy myself, work hard and be nice to everybody."

Liz is currently working to promote the fourth season of her E! series The Royals, which premieres in the US on Sunday, March 11.

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