Young woman fighting for life after being slashed in the stomach in North London – The Sun

A YOUNG woman is fighting for her life after being slashed in the stomach with a knife in North West London last night.

Police were called to Lawrence Way in Neasden at 11.30pm on Saturday after reports of people fighting in the street.

The victim, aged in her 20s, was rushed to hospital with knife wounds to her abdomen by London Ambulance Service.

She is currently in a critical condition, the Met Police said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing.

Witnesses or those with information can call 101 citing the reference CAD 8620/2 May.

The woman is yet to another victim of London's out-of-control knife crime epidemic.

Last year, there were 149 murder probes in the capital, which was the highest total since 2008.

Of those stabbed to death, 23 were teens, up from 16 in 2018.

Knife crime offences recorded by police in England and Wales last year were the highest on record, the Office for National Statistics said.

Police recorded 45,627 offences in 2019 – which was a jump of seven per cent on the previous year.

But the true total is likely to be significantly higher because the figures do not include Greater Manchester Police due to IT issues.

The areas with the highest rate of knife crime were London, West Yorkshire and the West Midlands.

Offences included in the figures were homicide, attempted murder, threats to kill, assault with injury, assault with intent to cause serious harm, robbery, rape and sexual assault.

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