21-year-old Miles Hurley was reportedly stabbed repeatedly as part of a gang attack in England's capital city.
Elizabeth Hurley took to Instagram Saturday to address reports of her 21-year-old nephew, Miles Hurley, being brutally attacked in London on Thursday. She then took to her Twitter account to thank the police and hospital staff for being "fantastic". It is an appalling time for him & our family.
It is believed a group of men got out of a vehicle in south-west London and assaulted two men before fleeing the scene. The motive is unclear.
Nephew Miles is a successful model, having walked in runway shows for the likes of Dolce and Gabbana.
"Another man, also aged 21 (victim 2), was also found suffering from stab wounds. Fortunately.it seems the knife missed his vital organs".
The star was pictured arriving Heathrow on Friday morning and is thought to now be at Miles' bedside with sister Kate.
According to Elizabeth, 52, officers were called and a police officer on patrol close to the crime scene near Battersea Park administered first aid until paramedics arrived. In 2013, she tweeted one of Miles' modelling shots, saying: "Here's my handsome nephew".
Both were transported to a south London hospital in a condition described as not life-threatening, and a source has told media that while Hurley's family "feared the worst", the knife appears to have missed his vital organs. "Road closures were also in place but have since been lifted". "I'm really close to my aunt and she's very supportive of everything I do".
ED! has reached out to Elizabeth's spokesperson for further comment.