A pair of youngsters have been stabbed in north London in assaults which detectives consider to be linked.
Officers discovered a 17-year-old boy injured in Islington on Monday night. Inside 10 minutes an 18-year-old man was discovered wounded lower than half-a-mile away.
Each are in a life-threatening situation in hospital, a spokesperson for London’s Metropolitan Police stated.
No arrests have but been made however there’s an elevated police presence within the north of the capital, the power added.
A Part 60 order – which permits officers to cease and search anybody – has been authorised for the borough of Islington till Tuesday morning.
Police recorded nearly 44,500 offences involving knives or sharp weapons – an increase of 6 per cent – together with 252 homicides and 368 tried murders.
Homicide and manslaughter figures additionally reached a 10-year excessive in 2018.
Police stated the federal government should “take responsibility” for the bloodshed after years of funding cuts, that are beginning to be reversed.
However London has lately bucked the development, with plummeting numbers of murders, stabbings and shootings recorded.
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