Four people were stabbed on the same day and the incidents all happened in around the same area.

Violence broke out at 9.35am on Sunday (October 13) at a butcher's shop in West Green Road, Tottenham, where two men aged 29 and 40 suffered knife injuries.

A third man was assaulted in the fight at West Green Halal Meat and Groceries.

At 10.18pm, a teenage boy was stabbed in a separate incident in Sycamore Gardens, just under a mile away.

And around half an hour later, in another incident, a man in his 20s was attacked with a knife in Herbert Road, less than half a mile away from Sycamore Gardens.

All four stabbing victims were taken to hospital.

Police have put a Section 60 order in place allowing officers to search anyone in the local area until 1pm on Monday.

Elsewhere, in south-east London, a 20-year-old man died in a stabbing in Bexley shortly before 3pm on Sunday.

He was the 70th person to be stabbed to death in London so far this year, and is among 115 victims of homicide.

This comes after Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick warned that the force is being stretched by Extinction Rebellion protests which are aiming to paralyse parts of London.

Writing in the Evening Standard last week, she said local officers had been pulled off anything that is not urgent or critical to cope with the demonstrations.

Frontline officers have been switched to 12-hour shift patterns to enable some to be moved off their normal duties.

Dame Cressida said: "Our daily work is not easy. Inevitably, these protests make that work much more difficult."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will focus on the fight against violent crime in the Queen's Speech on Monday.

It includes legislation to keep serious criminals in prison for longer and impose tougher sentences on foreign offenders who return to the UK.