Three men were stabbed in the space of three hours last night in the latest spate of bloodshed to rock the country.
A 19-year-old was stabbed in north London around 9.30pm moments before an 18-year-old was attacked in pub toilets in Liverpool, and a 16-year-old was knifed on a street near Bolton, Greater Manchester.
The teenager attacked in London is fighting for his life in hospital, while the other two are reported to be in a stable condition.
Police, pictured yesterday, at the junction between Nightingale road and Bounds Green road where a 19-year-old boy was stabbed
The 19-year-old remains in a ‘life-threatening condition’ in a central London hospital. Police closed the scene, pictured yesterday, in north London where the stabbing took place
Dramatic footage from the scene shows a police cordon in place and two police vehicles.
He was attacked at the junction between Bounds Green road and Nightingale road, Haringey.
A road closure remains in place this morning while officers continue to search for clues. No arrests have been made.
A MET police spokesman said: ‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, believed to be aged 19, suffering from a stab wound.
‘He received treatment at the scene before being taken to a central London hospital where his condition remains life-threatening.
‘No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue and a crime scene remains in place.’
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Police, pictured yesterday, at the scene in Bowes Park, north London. A road closure remains in place this morning
The 19-year-old was stabbed at the junction between Bounds Green road and Nightingale road
Moments later an 18-year-old was attacked in the pub toilets in Liverpool, where he suffered injuries to the buttocks and abdomen.
Witnesses said he stumbled out of the Sefton Arms on Mill Lane, and lay on the floor in a pool of blood while witnesses desperately tried to give him first aid.
Officers were called to the scene at 9.37pm and the victim was rushed to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition but is refusing to co-operate with the investigation.
There have been no arrests at this stage.
Merseyside police, pictured yesterday, outside the Sefton Arms in Liverpool where an 18-year-old was stabbed in the toilets
A witness said: ‘The lad was lying on the floor by the taxi rank and people were standing all around him.
‘They were holding something onto his chest to stop the blood, that must have been where he was stabbed.’
Detective Inspector Sue Hinds from Merseyside police said: ‘We believe this assault actually occurred in the toilets of the Sefton public house.
‘The victim is refusing to co-operate with police, but that won’t stop us from carrying out a thorough investigation into the assault which is a stark reminder of the serious harm that knives can cause in our communities.
‘We need to ensure that those people who carry and use knives get the message that their actions will not, and cannot be tolerated.
‘I would appeal to anyone who was in the pub at the time, who witnessed anything, or has any information to contact us.
‘If you have any information at all about this assault, or were passing nearby in a car at about 9pm and have dashcam footage, your account or evidence could be absolutely vital in our investigation, so come forward and we will do the rest.’
The 18-year-old is in hospital after officers attended the scene at 9.37pm, pictured yesterday, but is not co-operating with enquiries
The Sefton Arms on Mill Lane, West Derby Village, Liverpool, where the stabbing took place
Just over two hours later a 16-year-old was knifed on a street near Bolton, Greater Manchester.
Police were called at 11.50pm to Harrowby Street, Farnworth, and he was rushed to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and will be questioned by detectives today.
Appealing for witnesses, Detective Sergeant Craig Wallace, from Greater Manchester police said: ‘This is a nasty attack which has left a teenager in hospital and we are doing all that we can to piece together the circumstances of the incident and provide him and his family with the answers they deserve.
‘I appreciate that this may cause concern in the local community and I would stress that whilst we believe this to be an isolated incident, there will be a higher police presence in the area over the coming days for anyone who has any questions.
‘We are also aware that people may have taken videos around the time of the incident on their mobile phones and we would ask these people to please pass these on and assist our inquiries.’
A 16-year-old boy was stabbed on Harrowby street, Farnworth, near Bolton, last night. He remains in hospital in a stable condition
The night of bloodshed follows a knife attack on Wednesday, after an 18-year-old was stabbed in north-eat London.
Metropolitan Police officers were called at 7.19pm on Wednesday to Arcola Street, Hackney.
The teenage victim was taken to hospital with stab wounds.
Two men in their mid-20s were arrested on suspicion of assault and placed in custody, Scotland Yard said.
Metropolitan Police officers were called at 7.19pm on Wednesday evening to Arcola Street, Hackney
Dramatic pictures from the scene showed a heavy police presence on the scene, with the road cordoned off
Dramatic pictures from the scene showed a heavy police presence with the road cordoned off.
On Monday four men were captured on CCTV fleeing the scene of a murder after a man in his 20s died in a gun and knife attack.
The London Ambulance Service alerted police that a man had been attacked in Manor Park shortly before 9.30pm.
Scotland Yard said officers went to the street and found the victim ‘suffering from what are believed to be knife and gunshot wounds’.
There have been 24 deaths linked to stabbing in the capital since the year began.
Forensics are pictured at the scene in Manor Park, east London, where a man in is 20s was killed in a gun and knife attack on Monday
Police remain at the scene in Manor Park, east London, on Tuesday after a man his 20s died