A 23-year-old man was arrested last night after a spate of knife attacks left three injured – including a woman who was stabbed in the stomach.
A woman in her 20s was stabbed in the stomach on Holloway Road in Islington, North London, just over a mile away from Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
And later last night a 23-year-old man was arrested near the scene under suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
A woman in her 20s was stabbed in the stomach on Holloway Road in Islington, North London
The woman was stabbed in a house before stumbling on to the street where she was found with wounds that are not life threatening.
Another two attacks happened within hours of each other as a teen was knifed in Kingsbury, Brent in Northwest London and another man was stabbed in Brixton, North London.
A section 60 stop and search order was put in place until 6am this morning.
Lambeth MPS tweeted: ‘Following a serious stabbing in Brixton, a Section 60 Stop and Search authority has been authorised by Inspector Varotsis until 6 am this morning to prevent further violence.’
The stabbing happened just over a mile away from Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium
A Met Police spokesman said of the Islington incident: ‘Police were called at 11.07pm on Saturday, 6 April to reports of a stabbing at Holloway Road, N19.
‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.
‘At the scene a woman, aged 20s, had suffered knife injuries inside a residential address before making her way out onto the street.
‘The injured female was taken to a north London hospital where her injuries are not life threatening.
‘A 23-year-old male, no further details, was arrested nearby on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
‘He was taken to a north London police station where he remains at this time.
‘Officers from Islington investigate. Enquiries continue.’
Home Sectretary Savid Javis has given police more powers to stop and search after the number of fatal stabbings rose dramatically this year.
It comes after fatal stabbings rose to 285 in 2017-18, the most ever since records began 70 years ago. There have been more than 40 fatal stabbings in the UK this year, including at least 23 in London
Violence in ‘Wild West’ Britain has seen 69,000 children hurt
Nearly 70,000 children have been wounded in stabbings and beatings in just one year as violence on the streets of ‘Wild West’ Britain continues to spiral.
Jackie Sebire, assistant chief constable of Bedfordshire police, revealed the shocking statistic in October 2018 as she lamented the ‘constant torrent’ of murders and knife attacks unfolding in the UK.
Mrs Sebire said police forces face a ‘constant and sustained’ demand, adding: ‘Wild West? It can be… it’s happening in broad daylight, they’re in public spaces.’
Stats released earlier this month showed a wide range of offences showing dramatic increases
In the year to June there were 69,000 child woundings, where a youngster aged 10 to 15 was stabbed or seriously injured, a rise of 4,000 on the previous year.
Mrs Sebire, the National Police Chiefs’ Council spokesman for serious violent crime, said: ‘I’ve worked in some really challenging London boroughs. This is different, this level of violence, this constant torrent of every single day there is another stabbing, that we can’t seem to get ahead of.’
Police chiefs believe they are at a turning point, after years of struggling to meet high public expectations and soaring demand.
Recorded crime has risen by 9 per cent – including rocketing levels of knife crime and robbery – as 22,000 officers were lost from the frontline.
Statistics released earlier this month show the number of homicides nationwide is up from 630 to 719, with overall recorded crime up by almost 10%.
The number of offences registered as involving a knife or sharp instrument, 39,332, was the highest since 2011, when comparable records started.