MP 'saddened' by latest Edmonton shooting

Harbet Road, Upper Edmonton, where one man was shot and another stabbed

Harbet Road, Upper Edmonton, where one man was shot and another stabbed

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Concerns have been raised following a second shooting in as many months in Edmonton.

Figures on Police.uk show that 548 cases of violence were reported to the police since January with 117 in May alone.

The fear levels have soared after the latest incident in Upper Edmonton where one man, 21, was shot and another, 22, stabbed in Harbet Road, in the early hours of Saturday, July 12.

Both were taken to a north London hospital and remain in a serious condition. The incident is believed to have happened outside a function suit amid the industrial estate area.

The incident is being investigated by Trident Gang Crime Command.

Edmonton MP Andy Love has stated that he is “saddened” by the latest incident and believes that more can be done to make Edmonton a safer place.

He said: “I’m saddened to hear of another incident in the area involving such young men in a needless act of violence.

“I’m meeting with the Borough Commander this week and gun and knife crime will be high on the agenda.  We need local residents to be able to feel safe in their own neighbourhoods.”

The incident also comes just over a month after a woman was shot dead on the junction of Fore Street and Grove Street, two miles from the incident

Daniel Troke, of Grove Street, told the Enfield Independent he was disappointed to hear the latest incident but not surprised.

He said: “It sad and disappointed to hear of another incident like this in Edmonton. Truthfully I am not surprised because things like that have not got any better.”

Detectives are still appealing for any witnesses to the incident.

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