Enfield: Four arrested after video shows teenagers fighting with knives - teenager stabbed
The Met Police said it was called to Bullsmoor Lane following reports of a fight involving a large group.
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Four teenagers have been arrested after online footage showed two individuals fighting with knives next to a north London road.
A larger group is seen gathering on a public footpath in the video before two members begin brawling, with bladed weapons appearing to be drawn.
A Met Police spokesperson said the force was called to Bullsmoor Lane in Enfield shortly before 4pm on Friday (November 10), following reports of a fight.
The four teenagers were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and grievous bodily harm (GBH), one of whom was taken to hospital due to being stabbed.
Two of the teenagers have been charged and remanded in custody, while the other two were released on bail. Police say enquiries are ongoing.
Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows that, in 2022/23, so from April last year to the end of March this year, police recorded 12,786 instances of knife or sharp instrument offences in London.
This is up from the 11,122 the year before, though less than the 15,928 recorded pre-pandemic, in 2019/20.
Met Police data records that, between January and October this year, there have been 11,987 knife crime offences in London - an increase of more than 1,000 on the 10,469 for the same period in 2022.
Among the young people in the capital who have been victims to knife crime this year are 19-year-old Max Moy Wheatley, and Elianne Andam, 15, who was fatally stabbed on the way to school in Croydon at the end of September.
Ahead of next May's election, Conservative London mayoral candidate Susan Hall has repeatedly attacked Sadiq Khan’s record in office.
City Hall says it has taken steps to tackle the issue, including investing in several local partnership programmes and supporting dedicated neighbourhood police officers to help tackle youth violence.