Tufnell Park stabbing: Teen slashed across face in Brecknock Road

PUBLISHED: 21:31 16 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:37 17 June 2019

Tufnell Park crime scene. Picture: @missvonmeow

Tufnell Park crime scene. Picture: @missvonmeow


A teenager was slashed across the face during a fracas in Tufnell Park this afternoon – but his condition is “not life-threatening”.

Police were called to Brecknock Road at about 4.20pm to reports that people were fighting.

Officers and paramedics found a 15-year-old boy with "a slash wound to the face" at the scene. He's been taken to a north London hospital.

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A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: A 25-year-old was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm [GBH]. He is currently in police custody."

One bystander, who saw the aftermath of the attack but asked to remain anonymous, told the Gazette: "The [victim] had his t-shirt over his face to stop the bleeding. "He was a young guy and walked into the ambulance covered in blood."

Police are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 5260/16, or call Crime Stopper anonymously at 0800 555 111.

Did you see what happened? Contact Lucas at the Gazette newsdesk on 07785 616244 or email

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