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London stabbings: Two dead and one critical in three attacks

Police officers on Sudbourne Road Image copyright Cristo Foufas
Image caption Forensics teams attended the scene in Brixton on Sunday evening

Two people have been stabbed to death in London in separate attacks within 40 minutes of one another.

A 26-year-old man died in hospital after being attacked in Colindale, north-west London, while a woman in her 30s died at the scene of a stabbing in Brixton, south London.

An 18-year-old man is in a critical condition after a third separate stabbing three hours later, on Sunday.

More than 35 people have been stabbed to death in the capital so far in 2018.

A woman, 34, was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene of the Colindale attack.

Police said they were called at 17:58 BST on Sunday to Zenith Close and found a man with stab wounds. He died in hospital later that evening.

Police said the victim and suspect were known to one another.

A crime scene is in place and inquiries continue.

A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the Brixton death.

At 18:36 BST officers were called to a home in Sudbourne Road, where a woman in her 30s had been attacked.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next-of-kin have been informed, police said.

In the separate attack on Alexandra Palace Way, Haringey, a 19-year-old man was arrested near to the scene on suspicion of affray.

He was taken into custody at a north London police station.

In another attack today, a youth believed to be about 17 was taken to hospital after reports of a stabbing in Head Street, Limehouse, east London at about 15:15 BST.

Police have cordoned off the area as enquiries continue.

No arrests have been made and the victim remains in hospital for treatment.

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