There were emotional scenes today as people paid their respects to another victim of knife crime in Haringey.

A young man wept as he walked away from police tape fluttering in the wind in Northumberland Park, Tottenham, this afternoon as others laid flowers near the scene of a fatal stabbing.

Police were called shortly after midnight last night to reports of an injured man and found a 22 year-old collapsed suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound.

Despite the efforts of officers, the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance to revive the young man he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mark Morgan, 49, who lives just off Northumberland Park, said: “It’s such a shame, just 22 and his life is gone. Not only that but the affect on his family and the families involved will be devastating.

“I know it’s sad to say but you get used to it round here, it has gotten out of hand and no one seems to have an answer to the violence.”

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have launched a murder investigation following the incident and arrested five people on suspicion of murder.

Three men aged 40, 55 and 36 as well as two women in their 40’s were taken to a police station in north London.

Pensioner Beryl Noden, 81, of Northumberland Park, said: “At my age I’m used to this sort of thing, it happens all the time, it’s dreadful.

“When will they ever learn? God knows there’s enough violence and people killing each other in the world.

“The police have a really tough job around here but they do a wonderful job let me tell you.”

A large section of Northumberland Park was cordoned off between Scotswood Walk and the junction of Northumberland Park and Willoughby Lane with crime scene officers present in overalls.

A man who did not wish to be named said: “Kids these days are too trigger happy, there is a problem with guidance, role models and structure for young people in Tottenham.

“This is a societal problem that needs addressing sooner rather than later. In my day things were settled with fists but nowadays its guns and knives which means young people die, it’s an awful shame.”

Officers said the road was likely to be closed until at least 5pm as work on the crime scene continues.

Witnesses are being encouraged to come forward and help officers with their enquiries.

Anyone with any information can call police via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via