Extra police patrols are planned in Southgate after a fatal stabbing over the weekend.

A 37-year-old man suffered catastrophic injuries after he was stabbed in Queen Elizabeth’s Drive yesterday afternoon.

Two men – one aged 21 and another aged 30 – were subsequently arrested by investigating officers.

The 30-year-old has since been released without further action, but the 21-year-old remains in police custody.

The younger man was arrested by Met officers after his car was pulled over in Hertfordshire.

In a statement released today, Detective Chief Superintendent Caroline Haines said that there would be “additional patrols” in Southgate following the stabbing.

She added: “This is a shocking incident that will no doubt cause concern to the community.

“I share those concerns, and I can assure local people that dedicated detectives are investigating and we are working at pace with partner organisations to establish exactly what happened and who was responsible.”

Police also said that the family of the 37-year-old victim – who died in hospital – are being supported by specialist officers.

Anyone who thinks they can help the investigation, particularly those with doorbell or dashcam footage, has now been urged to call police on 101, quoting reference CAD 3514/04 Feb.

To remain anonymous, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers.