A British tourist is fighting for his life after being stabbed seven times by a gang who stole a phone in Turkey

A British tourist is fighting for his life after being stabbed seven times by a gang who stole his phone in Turkey

  • Alister Gray, 32, was returning to his hotel on Sunday from an Istanbul bar
  • 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, all of whom have criminal records, were arrested in a raid

A British holidaymaker is fighting for his 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 chilling video shows a thug trying to snatch the phone from him as he walked to a metro station on Istiklal Street at 2.30am on his way to his hotel.

A British holidaymaker is fighting for his 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 photo published by local media), who is now in critical condition in hospital, tries to fight back, swinging at the hooded attacker

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

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

But then the rest of the gang sets in and pursues the terrified tourist who begins to flee.

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

Local media reports that Gray was seriously injured in the neck and chest after being stabbed seven times.

The rest of the gang move in and chase the terrified tourist who begins to flee.

The rest of the gang move in and chase the terrified tourist who begins to flee.

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

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

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

Using local CCTV footage, police 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 critical condition.

Gray told police: “Four people tried to take my cell phone off the street.

“When I resisted, they stabbed me and took my mobile phone and ran away.”

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

Enes Yoldas, Seyithan Erdem, Abdurrahman Baydak and UA, apparently a minor, were arrested in a raid carried out the following day.

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

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

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

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