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London stabbing: Young woman knifed on Caledonian Road in broad daylight

The woman, aged in her 20s has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Saman Javed
Saturday 01 September 2018 12:57 BST
Buses and cars have been diverted away from scene, where police officers remain
Buses and cars have been diverted away from scene, where police officers remain (PA)

A young woman has been stabbed in broad daylight in north London.

Police were called to the scene at Caledonian Road at 10:20am, where cordons have been put in place.

The woman, aged in her 20s has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A man, who has not been identified, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The Press Association previously reported that the perpetrator or perpetrators are still at large.

Buses and cars have been diverted away from scene, where police officers remain.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 10:16am, there were a number of calls to us reporting a stabbing incident.

“We sent a number of vehicles and our first ambulance arrived on the scene at 10:24am.”

So far this year in London alone there have been more than 20 youth murders, while knife crime against young victims across England and Wales has surged by 69 per cent in the last four years.

On 25 August, a man in his 20s died after being stabbed in south-east London amid a continuing spate of violence in the capital.

The victim was found with stab injuries in on Creek Road in Deptford. He was taken by paramedics to a south London hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Metropolitan Police has launched more than 80 murder investigations since the start of 2018, including the deaths of two children whose bodies were found in Sussex.

Knife crime has rocketed by 22 per cent across England and Wales in the largest jump ever recorded, figures released by the Office of National Statistics revealed earlier this year.

Witnesses with information on the latest incident should contact police on 101 quoting CAD2686/01 September

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