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Four teenagers attacked with knives in one day – police

Part of High Road in Tottenham has been cordoned off Photo: Tony Diver/PA

A boy slashed in the face metres from a north London police station is one of four teenagers attacked with knives across the capital in one day.

Teenagers were also stabbed in Blackheath, south-east London, Barking, east London and Tooting, south-west London on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police said.

The Metropolitan Police said a boy, believed to be aged 17, received a slash wound to his face at about 6.05pm on High Road, Tottenham.

The alleged attack is said by police to have taken place by a Betfred shop.

Police cordons have been set up Credit: Tony Diver/PA

Blood splatters were being cleaned from the pavement outside a taxi office opposite Tottenham Police Station, around 160 metres down the road, on Tuesday evening.

Cordons have been set up at both locations.

An officer at the scene said a man had received facial injuries after “an altercation between two young groups”, and that the two cordons were linked.

The boy was treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service staff, who assessed the injury to be non life-threatening, and taken to an east London hospital.

It comes as three other teenage boys were attacked with knives on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to hold a major summit in Downing Street on April 1 aimed at tackling the problem.

Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick said the last few years “undoubtedly have been the highest and most worrying levels in my service”.

She added: “If you look at stabbings of young people I do think this is a new and tragic and worrying phenomenon.”

Earlier on Tuesday, another teenager received multiple stab wounds in south-east London.

A male, believed to be aged 18, was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening after the incident in Thyme Close, Blackheath, at around 3.24pm.

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And a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Waterside Close, Barking, east London just before 7pm.

He was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening, police said.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed in Tooting High Street, south-west London, just after 9pm.

He was taken to hospital and his condition is not yet known.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.