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Edmonton stabbings follow Stephen Grisales conker death

A teenager has been stabbed in the same street in north London where a student died after confronting a group who had thrown conkers at him.

The 15-year-old was injured in College Close, Edmonton, at 18:50 BST on Wednesday, as police sought witnesses to the killing of Stephen Grisales.

There was also an attack in nearby Victoria Road an hour later, when a man in his 50s was stabbed.

The Metropolitan Police said it was not linking the three attacks at present.

But it has tried to reassure local people that the area was "a safe borough and, in reality, only a very small proportion of residents and visitors are affected by crime".

Teenager charged

The boy who was stabbed on Wednesday was airlifted to hospital, where he is in a serious but not life-threatening condition.

Two males have been arrested over this attack and are being questioned at separate police stations in north London.

The second victim also received hospital treatment for injuries which were not life-threatening.

The death of Mr Grisales, a 21-year-old architecture student, on 31 August has led to a boy aged 15 being charged with murder.

He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday, accused of stabbing Mr Grisales in the heart.

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