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Mornington Crescent station closed during rush hour after man stabbed in street

The victim's injuries are "not believed to be life threatening or changing," police said

18 April, 2017 — By William McLennan

Police closed the station and surrounding roads this morning. PIC: Simon Lamrock

MORNINGTON Crescent tube station was shut this morning after a man was stabbed in the street.

Police were called to Camden High Street at 3:50am, shortly before the new Met commissioner took to the airwaves to announce her plan to “bear down” on a rise in violent crime across the capital.

The victim, who is in his 20s, is being treated in hospital for injuries that police described as “not believed to be life threatening or changing”.

The station remained closed for much or rush hour, re-opening at around 9:45am, and the surrounding roads were cordoned off.

Cressida Dicks, the new head of the Met Police, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning (Tuesday) that it was a “huge concern” if reported increases in violent gun and knife crime.

“It will mark my commissionership, trying to bear down on violence in general and those two crimes in particular,” she said.

A Met spokesman said: “Police were called to Camden High Street at approximately 03:50hrs at 18 April to reports of a stabbing.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

“A man in his mid to late 20s was found at the scene with injuries.

“He was taken to a central London hospital where his condition is not believed to be life threatening or changing.”

There have been no arrests.

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