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Detectives investigate after young man hospitalised in Agar Grove knife attack

Latest violence comes as gang police investigate stabbing and shooting

08 May, 2017 — By William McLennan

Officers are have “an open mind as to the motive”

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a young man was stabbed in Agar Grove on Friday evening.

Officers were called to St Paul’s Crescent shortly before 5pm and found a victim, believed to be in his late teens, who had sustained knife wounds.

He was taken to hospital and his injuries have been assessed as “not life threatening”, police said.

Detectives investigating the attack said they “retain an open mind as to the motive”.

It follows a shooting that injured three people last Friday, believed to have been the result of rising gang tensions. Detectives from Trident, the Met’s anti-gang crime unit, are investigating the gun attack, which is believed to have started in Agar Grove and spilled into Camden Road.

On the same night two 19-year-old were stabbed in the stomach during a fight in Kentish Town Road.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman of the latest violent episode: “Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area of St Paul’s Crescent at around the time of the incident and witnessed the assault, or the events leading up to or after the assault, to contact them.”

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