Girl, 11, fighting for life after knife attack on family of four

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An 11-year-old girl is in a critical condition after a knife attack on her family at their house in north London.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the attack, in which a woman in her thirties and three girls all aged under 12 were stabbed.

Police were called shortly after noon on Saturday to an address on Livingstone Road in Enfield.

Image: Forensics officers attended the scene

The four victims were taken to hospital and following intensive treatment the woman and two of the children are now in a non-life threatening condition.

An 11-year-old girl remains in a critical condition.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “Officers are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.

“The attacker was known to the victims. There is no further risk to the public at this time.”

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One neighbour who asked not to be named said: “I heard screaming and then I saw a woman lying down on the ground where the (police) tent is.

“She looked in really bad shape. Then I saw a 10-year-old girl on the floor. She was in very bad shape too. I’m not sure about the others. It’s awful.”

Image: The family of four were taken to hospital after the attack

The neighbour said he was listening to the radio when he heard a woman screaming.

“I turned the radio off, then heard the screams separating, like three or four times within a few seconds, like ‘ahh… ahh… ahh’ as though something was happening to her.

“Then I saw one of my neighbour’s sons, who is around 12 years old, run from the balcony of their house in a panic.”

A woman who lives across the road from the victims, and who asked not to be named, was left shaken by the incident.

She said: “I didn’t see the mum, but I saw and treated the children. We took a saucepan and water [from our house] to try and treat the wounds. I’m really shaken.”

:: Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD3735/06July or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111

Girl, 11, fighting for life after knife attack on family of four in north London

An 11-year-old girl is in a critical condition after a knife attack on her family at their house in north London. A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the attack, in which a woman in her thirties and three girls all aged under 12 were stabbed.

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