London BLOODBATH continues to spiral out of control after STABBING in Barnet – Express.co.uk



Emergency services are dealing with the incident on Cricklewood Lane (Image: TFL)

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said a man has been taken to hospital after he was found with a slash to his leg.

His injuries are not life-threatening and no arrests have been made so far.

In a statement, the Met said: “Police were called at approximately 10.55pm on Monday, July 30 to reports of a man assaulted in Cricklewood Lane, NW2.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found the victim – believed aged in his 30s – suffering a slash wound to the leg.

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“He has been taken to a central London hospital for treatment; his condition is not life-threatening.

“No arrests; enquiries continue.”

The Metropolitan Police Service of Barnet tweeted: “Officers investigating a stabbing and a crime scene is in place, please avoid area and buses on diversion.”

Emergency services are dealing with the incident.

At least 51 people have been fatally stabbed in 2018, so far (Image: GETTY)

The road has been closed between Cricklewood Broadway and Lichfield Road.

At least 51 people have been fatally stabbed in 2018, so far.

According to the Metropolitan Police, at least 1,296 people have been stabbed in the capital up until April this year.

The Office for National Statistics identified 40,147 offences “involving a knife or sharp instrument” in the year ending March 2018.

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This represents a 16 percent increase from the previous year and the highest level ever registered since records began in 2011.

Gun crime has also increased, but less so than knife-related crime – rising by two percent to 6,492 in the reported period.

The number of recorded robberies rose by 30 percent, with a 17 percent rise in vehicle theft.