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In the space of 24 hours, London saw five knife attacks across the capital, primarily in South and East London.

The violence first began on January 17th and ended the evening of January 18th. According to Express News, the Metropolitan police were first called to an incident at 9:50am after a 30-year-old man was stabbed in broad daylight near a bus stop on Neasden Lane North. The victim is undergoing treatment in hospital, but is in a stable condition.

London’s day of terror continued at 8:15pm that evening after reports of a fight in Sutton. At the scene, police found a 50-year-old man suffering from stab wounds, where emergency services took the victim hospital. According to the Evening Standard, a teenager was also found at the scene with multiple stab wounds and is now being treated in hospital

At 6:43pm on the 18th, police arrived at Tower Hamlets in response to a man in possession of a knife. Police cordoned off a block of flats on the road after finding a 46-year-old male with knife wounds. According to MyLondon, the victim’s condition is not life threatening.

Later that night, police responded to a call from the London Ambulance Service and arrived at a scene in Merton at 8:08pm. The victim again suffered from knife wounds, with emergency services rushing the victim to an East London hospital. According to the police, the victim’s condition is not life threatening.

As a result, police arrested two teenagers and a man on suspicion of attempted murder. The trio, aged 17, 18, and 43, remain in custody while the Met police continue their investigation.

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