LONDON: London police said yesterday they were investigating a fifth stabbing in four days in the same north London district as authorities try to contain a surge in knife crime in Britain.

Four victims were stabbed from behind over the weekend in the Edmonton area of northwest London, and detectives said they believed it was not linked to terrorism and a single suspect was involved.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remain in custody. In the fifth attack, police said a man in his 30s was found with stab injuries yesterday morning and was in a life-threatening condition in hospital. A man in his 30s was later arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and detectives said they were working to see if the incident was linked to the weekend’s stabbings.- Reuters