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Boy, 16, fighting for his life after being stabbed in North London as police hunt for attacker

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy is fighting for his life after being brutally stabbed in North London today.

The teenager is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering stab wounds at Lordship Recreation Ground in Tottenham.

Police were called to the scene at 2.17 pm along with an Air Ambulance.

However, no arrests have been made.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: "Police were called to Adams Road, N17, at 14.17hrs on Sunday, 1 August to reports of a stabbing.

"Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London's Air Ambulance.

"A 16-year-old boy was found with stab injuries. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

"A scene has been put in place. There has been no arrest. Enquiries continue."

The incident comes as London faces one of the worst years for teenage killings in more than a decade.

There have been there have been 75 homicides in the capital already this year, with 22 of the victims in their teens.

It is now believed that ten people on average are caught with blades every day on the streets of London.

Yesterday, 18-year-old Brandon Aldon McNeil was charged with murder after a performer hired to do stunts in a music video was stabbed to death outside a Tube station.

Shane Jerome, 23, was knifed to death outside Brixton station in south London as horrified onlookers watched on.

Paramedics rushed to the scene just after 8pm last Wednesday (July 21) and found Shane suffering from a single stab wound to his chest.

Medics and members of the public tried to save Shane as London's Air Ambulance landed nearby and despite their efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene around 25 minutes later.

Meanwhile, on Friday it was reported that a man had died after he was stabbed just yards from London's Cutty Sark tourist attraction.

The 30-year-old was found with fatal knife wounds in Greenwich, South East London, at around 1am this morning.

Any witnesses or anyone who has information that could help police with the incident have been urged to call 101.

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