Three in hospital after night of violence in Islington

Canal Bar: Photo by IFN Media

Canal Bar: Photo by IFN Media - Credit: Archant

Police carrying out “reassurance patrols” after a number of attacks on Saturday night.

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MPS Islington Twitter - Credit: Archant

The woman, 25, was left in a critical condition after being stabbed in the leg just before midnight outside Canal Bar in Caledonian Road on Saturday, less than two hours before an 18-year-old man was hit in the head with a scaffolding pole in Essex Road after an argument over “a potential girlfriend”.

The female victim is said to now be in a stable condition following the stabbing in Caledonian Road after which passers by said there was still a large pool of blood outside the pub as police gathered evidence, no arrests have been made.

Two men have been arrested following the incident in Essex Road.

The incidents came just hours after a man in his 20s was stabbed in the back in Highbury Park following an argument.

Police in Islington were today carrying out “reassurance patrols” following the violence, which came at the end of a week in which a man in his 50s was shot trying to break up a fight on a Holloway estate, and an 18-year-old was stabbed in the head during a broad daylight mass brawl in Finsbury on Thursday.