Man ‘in his 20s is airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after being stabbed multiple times’ in attack on a playing field in northwest London
- Police have not yet made any arrests and have increased stop and search powers
- The knife attack took place at around 6.30pm in Eton Grove Park
- The victim’s next of kin have been informed of the stabbing
A man in his 20s has been stabbed and airlifted to hospital in a critical condition in north London this evening.
The knife attack took place at around 6.30pm in Eton Grove Park near Queensbury.
Police are searching the area but no arrests have yet been made.
A man believed to be in his 20s has been stabbed at playing fields in Eton Grove Park in north London this evening
A large police presence in in place in the north-west London area as they hunt for the knifeman
The victim has been airlifted to hospital and remains in a critical condition after the brutal attack
A Section 60 stop and search has been issued and will be in place until midnight.
Authorities have come under severe pressure amid a wave of violent crime in London which saw the 2019 murder count reach 100 earlier this month.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Police were called at approximately 6.30pm on Wednesday, 18 September, to reports of a man stabbed in Eton Grove open space, Queensbury.
A police officer stands on the playing fields as they scour the area after having increased their stop and search powers
The incident is believed to have taken place in a park playing fields (entry pictured)
‘Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended and the man, believed aged in his 20s, was air lifted to an east London hospital for treatment; he remains there in a critical condition. Next of kin have been informed.
‘Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing. No arrests.
‘Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact officers at the North West Command Unit on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6796/18Sept.
‘Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’
Police have increased their stop and search powers in the area and are yet to make any arrests