The Mayor of London has spoken out about Saturday’s stabbing in Haringey – which is the capital’s 74th murder investigation this year.

A man in his 30s was stabbed on Green Lanes, near Turnpike Lane station. The police and London Ambulance Service were called at 9.47pm but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said that his thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim, adding: “I am in touch with the local MP and local authority leaders and remain in close contact with the Met Police.”

Mr Khan will be meeting with the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, later today to discuss violent crime across London.

He will ask the Home Secretary to prioritise police funding in a bid to tackle the surge of violent crime in London.

The current government has imposed £1 billion cuts on the Metropolitan Police and for the first time in 15 years the number of police officers has fallen below 30,000.

Mr Khan said: “Here in London, the Met’s Violent Crime Task Force, set up with City Hall funding, is arresting criminals and taking knives off our streets every day. The police must be properly funded now to prevent more lives being lost.”