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Man, 18, 'lucky to survive' stab attack in north London

Police have said a teenager was "lucky to survive" an attack in which he was stabbed multiple times in north London.

The 18-year-old man was stabbed in Selby Square, in Queens Park, at about 0015 GMT on Friday.

He was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition. No arrests have been made.

Det Chief Insp Mick Forteath said: "This man is lucky to have survived this attack.

"This was a violent attack during which the victim was stabbed multiple times."

Large group

The teenager was walking home on his own through the square, having been out with friends, when he noticed a large group of people approaching him from behind, police said.

Officers said he ran away but tripped and the group caught up with him in the square.

The man became involved in an altercation in which he received multiple stab wounds.

The group then ran from the scene.

Det Chief Insp Forteath added: "I would urge anyone who may have seen or heard something, or who was in the area at the time of the attack, to get in touch as soon as possible."

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