Residents fear violence could become more frequent following the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old woman in Edmonton

A 20-year-old woman was stabbed in Grove Street

A 20-year-old woman was stabbed in Grove Street

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Residents in Edmonton fear the area is in decline after a woman was fatally stabbed last weekend.

The 20-year-old was stabbed on the junction of Fore Street and Grove Street in Edmonton on Sunday morning.

A 38-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at a north London police station.

Kelly Balseiro, of Claremount Street, opposite where the incident took place, said she was ‘very concerned’ for her safety.

She said: “Hearing this terrible news makes me very concerned for my safety, this is not something you want to see and we are hearing this more and more it seems.”

In March 2014, 154 violent or sexual offences were committed in the Edmonton area, according to Police.UK, 50 less than were recorded in March 2013 by the same website.

Jane Padgham, 84, also of Claremount Street, said she had been living in Edmonton all her life and think more police are needed to keep the streets safe.

She said: “We need to see more enforcement on the street, crime is more likely to happen in the early hours of the morning and it has happened again. I hope this doesn’t become a trend.”

The Metropolitan Police said that it awaits next of kin and formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

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