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London stabbing: Man killed near Turnpike Lane Tube station

Turnpike Lane Station
Image caption Police were called to Green Lanes near Turnpike Lane station

A man in his 30s has died in a stabbing near a north London Tube station.

Police and ambulance crews were called to Green Lanes near Turnpike Lane station at 21:47 BST on Saturday to reports of a "seriously injured" man.

He had suffered stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said.

The force has begun a murder investigation - its 74th in the capital so far this year.

Police believe they know the identity of the man, and formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place next week.

So far, there have been no arrests.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said he was due to meet Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Monday morning to "discuss how we address the scourge of serious violence across Britain".

He added that his "thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim".

Turnpike Lane and nearby roads - including Ducketts Common, where police believe the victim may have been stabbed - remain cordoned off while investigations are carried out.

Turnpike Lane Tube station is open, but 15 local bus routes are being diverted.

Last month, members of the London Assembly launched an urgent investigation into the recent surge in violent crime in the capital.

Of the Met's murder investigations this year, at least 46 involved knives, while there have been 10 in which guns were used.

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