BREAKING: Man arrested over fifth stabbing feared linked to London hooded man rampage

Met Police confirmed a man in his 30s has been arrested by police investigating a stabbing in Enfield on Tuesday

The latest victim suffered life-threatening injuries after a stabbing in Enfield, north London.

It has happened just days after four people were knifed in 14 hours across the borough of Edmonton.

Met Police said the latest case and the stabbing rampage have “not yet been formally linked”.

Detectives admitted however they are considering it and urged the public to remain vigilant.

And the latest incident comes amid a wave of knife crime across Britain sparking calls for tougher action from the Government.

“While at this stage the incident has not yet been formally linked, the location and manner of this attack will be of concern to the public”

DSI Luke Marks

Police and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, believed to be aged in his 30s, suffering a stab injury in Fairfield Road.

He is reported to have been walking with a companion when he was attacked.

The victim then made his way to Aberdeen Road, where he was found by police.

Aberdeen Road is the where the first of the four victims was stabbed over the weekend. 

A large police cordon is in place blocking off several streets in the area, with uniformed officers standing guard.

Investigators in forensic suits are taking photographs of the area and looking for clues.

A black jacket, metallic blanket and medical equipment marks the scene in Aberdeen Road, where the victim was found.

Tarek Elmadkhoun, 32, said: “It happened just outside my door. My wife heard some talking at 5am. She’s a bit worried.

“I just moved here one week ago. To be honest it’s a bit worrying.

“My wife doesn’t speak English. She doesn’t know what to do.”

Met Police said suspect is described as a tall, skinny black man, wearing a hoodie.

The description is chillingly similar to the ones given by victims over the weekend.

Cops added the victim has been taken to an east London hospital.

Police described his condition as life-threatening as the enquiries continue.

Police are trying to piece together the details of the 14-hour rampage which began at 7pm on Saturday.

A 45-year-old woman was left in a critical condition after she was knifed on Aberdeen Road.

Then just after midnight another man was stabbed in Park Avenue – suffering non-life threatening wounds.

Hours later a 23-year-old man was stabbed on Silver Street and he remains in a stable condition around 3.55am.

The fourth attack happened in Brettenham Road at 9.43am – where a man was left screaming “why me” after he was stabbed in the back.

Detective Superintendent Luke Marks, of the North Area Command Unit, said: “I am aware that events from the weekend have caused a huge amount of worry and concern among the community, and that this incident will cause further alarm.

“While at this stage the incident has not yet been formally linked, the location and manner of this attack will be of concern to the public.

“Our advice continues that that public to remain vigilant, and to contact police regarding anyone acting suspiciously.

“You will see additional uniformed patrols in the Edmonton area; if you have any concerns, please speak with my officers immediately.”

Two men previously arrested on suspicion of GBH both remain in custody.

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