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London Air Ambulance reveals violence call-out figures

London Air Ambulance team
Image caption The charity also attended 354 road traffic collisions

London's Air Ambulance was called to 282 shootings and stabbings in the first eight months of 2014.

It also attended 354 road traffic collisions, of which 133 were pedestrians hit by vehicles.

The E14 postcode area of Tower Hamlets was the busiest area with 27 incidents, while the Muswell Hill area was second.

The figures, released as part of National Air Ambulance Week, show it treats on average six seriously injured people a day, new figures show.

The air ambulance has an advanced trauma doctor and paramedic team onboard to carry out emergency procedures.

In 2013, it attended 411 shootings and stabbings, and 636 road traffic incidents.

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