Two teens in hospital after double stabbing in Islington
'He was conscious when the ambulance came but there was so much blood gushing out'
06 May, 2019 — By Emily Finch
The scene where the second stabbing victim was found in Sussex Way near the junction with Marlborough Road
POLICE have launched an investigation after two teenagers were stabbed in Upper Holloway this evening (Monday),
Officers were called at around 5.30pm to a stabbing in Fairbridge Road and found a teenage boy, thought to be 17, suffering from knife wounds.
Ten minutes later, a second teenager – believed to be 18 – was found with stab injuries in nearby Sussex Way. They are both being treated in hospital by emergency teams.
One man, who works off Sussex Way but wishes to remain anonymous, said: “The boy collapsed outside someone’s front garden. We rushed out and tried to compress the wound and stop the blood. We brought out loads of towels and stayed until the ambulance came.
“He kept trying to get up. He was conscious when the ambulance came but there was so much blood gushing out.”
Police cordon set up in Fairbridge Road at the site of the first stabbing
Sussex Way and Fairbridge Road have been closed off by the police.
Detectives from the Central North Command Unit are trying to establish the full circumstances but are linking the two stabbings. No arrests have been made.
The Met said there would now be an increased police presence with a Section 60 order authorised for the whole of the borough until 7 am tomorrow (Tuesday).
The power allows police officers to stop and search anyone without reasonable grounds in a certain area and time when there is evidence that serious violence has taken place or may take place.
Anyone with information that may assist police has been asked to call 101 quoting CAD 5043/06may. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.