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A STABBING has taken place in an attack in on Upsdell Avenue near Green Lanes in Palmers Green (Image: EXPRESS )

A Met Police spokesman told Daily Star Online there was believed to be a male victim involved in the stabbing and also revealed there were reports of a gun at the scene.

Local bus routes 121, 141, 232, 329, and N29 have all been disrupted by the ongoing police incident, Transport for London tweeted.

A firearm was found at the scene.

Upsdell Avenue, close to Green Lanes, N13, has been closed to the public by the Police.

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The attack comes after the Met’s commander in chief, Cressida Dick, claimed last week that London’s surge in violent crime had begun to “stabilise” after murder rates fell in recent months.

The Met commissioner said there had been five homicides in the capital in July – compared to an average of 15 killings a month at the start of the year.

Speaking last Wednesday, she said: “Every death remains a tragedy for us all, and we have no intention of allowing the extraordinary levels of violence we saw earlier this year to become the new normality.

“While earlier this year we saw increases in violent crime, I can report that in recent weeks we have seen the rates begin to stabilise.

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“In the first five months of 2018 we saw on average around 15 homicides per month; for June and July the average was around six a month.”

However, the murder rate in the capital reached an almost unprecedented high in both February and March this year — surpassing New York for the murders in those months for the first time in modern history.

London has witnessed a horrific scourge of violent attacks from acid attacks to shootings, while moped gangs have terrorised communities in parts of the capital.

Last week, 18-year-old drill music rapper Latwaan Griffiths died from stab wounds having fallen off the back of a moped as a friend attempted to rush him to hospital in Camberwell.

The aggressive form of rap music has found a home on social media sites where it has gained traction and instilled a narrative of violence within certain communities.

Detectives believe Mr Griffiths was targeted by a rival gang after gang footage of him goading them posted online.

The teenager, known as SA Latz, or Splash Addict, was the 52nd person to be fatally stabbed in London this year.

Met Police official data shows stabbing incidents have risen by 22 percent in a year, with children as young as 13 among the victims in a crimewave sweeping the UK.

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The relentless tide of violence has seen almost 40,000 offences across England and Wales involving knives or sharp weapons, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The ONS said “high harm” criminal offences have been getting more frequent over the past two years.