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22-year-old man charged with murder after stabbings in Old North neighbourhood

A person has died after a stabbing in a north London neighbourhood, police say.  On Saturday, London police were called to two separate stabbings that took place within minutes of each other and happened in the Broughdale neighbourhood, a prominent university student neighbourhood.

The accused also faces a charge of assault causing bodily harm and attempted robbery

London police were called to two separate stabbings that took place within minutes of each other and happened in the Broughdale neighbourhood on Saturday morning. (Colin Butler/CBC)

A 22-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing in north London on Saturday morning.

The accused, a London man, also faces a charge of assault causing bodily harm in relation to a second stabbing and is charged with attempted robbery, according to London Police.

On Saturday, police say they were called to two separate stabbings within minutes of each other in the Broughdale neighbourhood, a prominent university student neighbourhood.

Police say they first attended the area of Richmond Street and Epworth Avenue at around 9 a.m. in relation to man who had been stabbed. The man was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. 

A man was arrested in the immediate vicinity and a weapon has been recovered, police said. 

Police were seen in the area of Patricia Street and University Crescent on Saturday investigating the stabbings. Police cordoned off the area while they investigated. The white plastic pictured is a fireplace. (Submitted by Devarsh Patel )

At around the same time of the arrest, roughly at 9:20 a.m., police say they responded to a second stabbing near Patricia Street and University Crescent, just a kilometre away from the first stabbing.  

Police say a man was found with stab wounds and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

On Saturday night, police say the victim died of his injuries.

The London Police Service say they continue to investigate the two incidents. They say there is no threat to public safety.  

The homicide victim is not being identified at this time and the victim of the second stabbing continues to recover, police said. They said neither victim was known to each other.

Anyone with information in relation to the stabbings is asked to contact London police or Crime Stoppers.

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