A man remains in custody under suspicion of attempted murder.

The man, aged in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Tuesday and taken into custody at a north London police station.

He remains in custody after an application to extend his detention was sought and granted.

Two other men were previously arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. The first man was arrested on Fore Street at 10.53am on March 31 but later released under investigation.

A second man, believed aged in his 40s, was arrested in the street in Edmonton at approximately 5.00pm on March 31.

Police were granted an extension to question him until the morning of Wednesday. He was subsequently bailed to return on a date in late April.

The BOCU commander of Haringey and Enfield, Chief Superintendent Helen Millichap spoke about the series of stabbings on Tuesday.

She said: “We continue to investigate five serious stabbing incidents that have occurred in the area of Edmonton, the first taking place around 7.00pm on Saturday and the most recent around 5.00am on the morning of Tuesday.

“I am aware that these events have caused a huge amount of worry and concern among the community, and our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

“The locations of times of the separate incidents have been reported in detail in public already and the first thing I would like to do is appeal to anyone who may at these times have seen or noticed anything suspicious, however small it might seem, to come forward and talk to police about it, whether that’s one of the officers who are currently conducting extra patrols in the area, to our incident room, or through Crimestoppers.

“The actions of the suspect, the fact they are in a similar area, and the descriptions given, mean that we are potentially looking at just one individual perpetrator.

“However, until the investigation has developed further and we are in a position to speak with certainty about this, I have a duty to ask the public to remain vigilant and to please continue to report anything suspicious to us.”