The borough commander of the police in Enfield has spoken out about what she will do in the wake of a stabbing and shooting that happened last weekend.

Chief Superintendent Helen Millichap, Enfield and Haringey Borough Commander has released a statement following the stabbing and shooting which injured seven people.

She said: “The violent incidents we have seen in our borough are shocking.

“We are doing all we can to bring those people responsible to justice and I am working closely with the senior investigating officer from the Met’s Trident Command who is leading the investigation.

“He has a team of detectives dedicated to these investigations.

“We believe that the two incidents are linked and that the violence was targeted and could easily have been fatal.

“We want to hear from anyone who might have information that could help the investigation

The borough commander has also revealed the measures she will take to increase safety in Enfield which involves more officers and patrols.

She added: “I am making sure that we have extra officers on the borough, right now and in the coming weeks.

“This includes officers from the Violent Crime Task Force and other non-local officers.

“They will be patrolling specifically to reduce violence and have already made arrests and taken knives away from our streets.

“I know residents will be worried about their safety and about the safety of our young people. This is my primary concern.

“I also know that to tackle violence properly we must work hard with others to prevent crime in the first place.

“Good policing should include working with young people, their teachers and their parents to help them make safe choices and to give them greater protection. I will make sure that our work in schools continues and grows.”