A young man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed on a busy road in north London.
Police were called to reports of a stabbing on Green Lanes, near Newington Green, just before 4.30 on Monday afternoon.
An Air Ambulance was also scrambled and the victim, in his early 20s, was rushed to hospital. His condition is not life-threatening.
Shocked witnesses described “gruesome scenes” on Green Lanes, between Aden Grove and Lidfield Road.
Social worker Chris Murray, who passed by the aftermath in a number 141 bus, witnessed paramedics attending to the man while police officers set up cordons.
He told the Standard: “There was blood spattered all over the ground and up a metal gate.
“It was horrible, the young lad was lying on the pavement and looked in a pretty bad way.”
Remy Waslyuk told the Standard: "I saw the air ambulance land and the medics run to the scene. There was a man lying on the floor being treated by the ambulance crew and a splattering of blood on the pavement.
"The police were then shutting off the road just as our bus passed."
Green Lanes was closed in both directions between Newington Green, where the Air Ambulance landed, and Petherton Road.
Police blocked the road to traffic and buses were placed on diversions.
A Met Police spokesman said there had not been any arrests yet.