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Air ambulance lands in Talacre Gardens after stabbing

Onlookers say a young man has been injured

10 December, 2018 — By Tom Foot

A 20-YEAR-OLD man is in hospital this evening after being stabbed in Kentish Town.

The air ambulance helicopter landed in Talacre Gardens in Prince of Wales Road after a man collapsed on the pavement near the railway bridge at Kentish Town West overground station. Paramedics rushed the victim to hospital and a cordon sealed off the park and the road to traffic.

It is thought the injured man staggered across the road before falling to the ground. One line of enquiry is expected to be what CCTV cameras at the station show with some onlookers suggesting a suspect left the scene on a pedal bike nearby.

Onlookers said they were angry at the sight of another police cordon with a feeling of ‘not again’.

Sam Potts, who lives in Camden Town, said: “I grew up round here and the difference is that they have made regeneration all over but they haven’t done up the homes people are living in. The estates are terrible you know. People grow up and they can see all the students partying and people enjoying their coffee – and no wonder they’re like what the eff.”

He added: “Sentences aren’t enough for knives as well – you get out too quick and it’s like a badge of honour going in.”

Jamie Butler, who lives nearby, said: “It was school time. here was another one up here a few weeks ago, a lot of them don’t get reported. There’s no deterrent. They need to come down hard on them, like they did with the moped kids – it’s the only way to stop them.”

A police spokesman said: “Officers attended and found a 20-year-old man suffering stab injuries. He was taken to hospital; we await an update on his condition. No arrests have been made; enquiries continue.”

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