One man is shot and another stabbed in North London

One man is shot and another stabbed in further night of violence on London’s streets as police bring in stop and search powers

  • Police brought in stop and search powers after being called to scene last night
  • Gunshots heard in Finsbury Park, North London, at about 9.45pm yesterday
  • Man, 30, with non-life-threatening stab wound in hospital in stable condition
  • Second man, 20s, found nearby with gunshot wound and is taken to hospital

One man has been shot and second stabbed in another night of violence in London.

Police brought in stop and search powers after being called to the scene when gunshots were heard in Finsbury Park, North London, at about 9.45pm last night.

A 30-year-old man with a non-life-threatening stab wound was taken to an east London hospital, with police saying he is in a stable condition.

Police were called to the scene when gunshots were heard in Finsbury Park, North London

Police brought in stop and search powers after the incident at about 9.45pm last night

A second man, believed to be in his 20s, was found nearby with a gunshot wound. He was also taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

A section 60 order, granting police special search powers, was issued for the area around Finsbury Park and Seven Sisters Road from 11am last night until 5am today.

Photographs shared on social media showed police officers standing guard in the area as emergency service vehicles lined the street. No arrests have been made.

Transport for London said Seven Sisters Road was closed, with buses 29, 253, 254 and 259 on diversion and missing stops between Blackstock Road and Green Lanes. 

LONDON’S MURDERS IN 2019

Where the 74 murders in the capital so far this year have been committed

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Officers remain in the area and a crime scene is in place. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue.’

It comes after a week of bloodshed that has seen five murders since last Wednesday – with two in Wembley and one in each of Wandsworth, Blackheath and Leyton.

There have been 74 murders in London so far this year. Last year 135 people were murdered or unlawfully killed in the capital, which was the highest total since 2008. 

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting CAD 8974/8Jul

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