A British holidaymaker is fighting for life after a gang of thugs savagely stabbed him seven times to steal his mobile phone
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British tourist is left fighting for life after he’s stabbed seven times by gang stealing his phone in Turkey: Terrifying moment victim bravely tried to fight off mob is caught on CCTV

  • Alister Gray, 32, was returning to his hotel from a bar in Istanbul on Sunday
  • A hooded thug tried to steal his phone but a gang moved in when he fought back
  • Gray was stabbed in the neck and chest and is in critical condition in hospital
  • Four suspects, who all have criminal records, have been arrested in a raid 

A British holidaymaker is fighting for life after a gang of thugs savagely stabbed him seven times to steal his mobile phone.

Shocking CCTV footage of the attack shows Alister Gray, 32, walking home from a bar in Istanbul, Turkey, in the early hours of Saturday morning when he was attacked.

The terrifying video shows a thug trying to snatch the phone out of his hand as he headed towards an underground station at 2.30am on the way to his hotel.

A British holidaymaker is fighting for life after a gang of thugs savagely stabbed him seven times to steal his mobile phone

A British holidaymaker is fighting for life after a gang of thugs savagely stabbed him seven times to steal his mobile phone

Shocking CCTV footage of the attack shows Alister Gray, 32, walking home from a bar in Istanbul, Turkey, in the early hours of Saturday morning when he was attacked

Shocking CCTV footage of the attack shows Alister Gray, 32, walking home from a bar in Istanbul, Turkey, in the early hours of Saturday morning when he was attacked

The civil engineer (seen in a picture put out by local media), who is now in a critical condition in hospital, tries to fight back, swinging at the hooded attacker

The civil engineer (seen in a picture put out by local media), who is now in a critical condition in hospital, tries to fight back, swinging at the hooded attacker

The civil engineer, who is now in a critical condition in hospital, tries to fight back, swinging at the hooded attacker.

But then the rest of the gang moves in and chases the terrified tourist who starts to flee.

Later CCTV footage shows the gang calmly walking away from the horrific attack. 

Local media reports that Gray suffered serious injuries to his neck and chest after being stabbed seven times.

The gang is seen fleeing on CCTV after carrying out the callous attack on the streets of Istanbul

The gang is seen fleeing on CCTV after carrying out the callous attack on the streets of Istanbul  

Later CCTV footage shows the gang calmly walking away from the horrific stabbing

Later CCTV footage shows the gang calmly walking away from the horrific stabbing 

Using local CCTV footage, the police have managed to identify four suspects who all have criminal records

Using local CCTV footage, the police have managed to identify four suspects who all have criminal records

The British tourist is being treated at Okmeydani Hospital where he is said to be in a critical condition.

Gray told police: ‘Four people tried to take my mobile phone on the street.

‘When I resisted, they stabbed me and took my mobile phone and ran away.’

Using local CCTV footage, the police have managed to identify four suspects who all have criminal records.

Enes Yoldas, Seyithan Erdem, Abdurrahman Baydak, and U.A., reportedly a minor, were arrested in a raid carried out the next day.

Gray continues to battle for his life in hospital as the investigation continues.

The British tourist is being treated at Okmeydani Hospital where he is said to be in a critical condition

The British tourist is being treated at Okmeydani Hospital where he is said to be in a critical condition

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