London incident: Man taken to hospital and police cordon in place after ‘stabbing’ | UK | News (Reports)

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The victim was “found lying on the ground bleeding heavily” close to a Primark store on Kilburn High Road in Camden near to the junction with Brondesbury Villas, according to social media reports.

A post by Twitter account London 999 claims “one man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed”.

It includes video of a large cordon and several police vehicles with flashing lights at the scene.

The road has been closed.

Metropolitan Police has been contacted for comment.

 

Knife crime remains a major problem in the UK, claiming the lives of many victims.

According to a Parliamentary report, in the year ending March 2020, there were around 46,000 (selected) offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales.

London recorded the highest rate of 179 offences, involving a knife per 100,000 population in 2019/20.

This represents a slight increase on a rate of 169 in 2018/19.

In an effort to combat violent crime in London, the Mayor Sadiq Khan has funded a dedicated Violent Crime Taskforce of nearly 300 police officers focusing on the areas worst affected.

Mr Khan is providing £15 million annually to support its operation.

Additionally, the Met Police has introduced targeted patrols in the areas worst-affected by knife crime.

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