A man has been stabbed in Edmonton, London just days after four apparently random knife attacks in the area.
Scotland Yard said the victim, in his 30s, was reported to have been walking with a companion when he was attacked in Fairfield Road.
He was found shortly after by police nearby.
Mike Kalongi, 28, who lives near the scene of the stabbing, told the Press Association: “It’s getting a bit close. It’s a bit scary. I usually go to the gym at night, but over the last few days I decided not to.
“I’m going shopping. I usually have my headphones on but I want to stay aware and try not to be a victim.
“It’s scary. It’s really scary.”
The suspect for the latest stabbing is described as a tall, skinny black man, wearing a hoodie. The suspect in the random stabbings is described as a black man, approximately 6ft 3ins tall, of skinny build and wearing dark clothing.
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.”
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 quoting CAD 8496/30March, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.