Police warning after needle stabbings near Finsbury Park

Detectives say the man committing these offences loiters at bus stops before appearing to select a victim and attacking them with a needle

Police have issued a warning to the public after a man stabbed two women with what they believe to be a needle near Finsbury Park.

The first attack happened at about 9.30am on Friday November 18 when the suspect approached a 24-year-old woman standing at a bus stop close to the Finsbury Park railway station in Green Lanes, before jabbing her with the sharp pointed implement.

He ran away along Umfreville Road towards Wightman Road.

Detectives believe the same man stabbed a 29-year-old woman at 2.30pm on Wednesday (Nov 23), who was also waiting at a bus stop - this time in Ferme Park Road near Crouch End.

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The women are now awaiting the results of medical tests to ensure they are free from infection.

The suspect is described as being of Mediterranean appearance, 6ft tall with dark hair. He wore a baseball cap on both occasions and a dark-coloured jacket.

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Detective Constable Ben Jefferd, of Haringey Police, said: “The man committing these offences loiters at bus stops for some time before appearing to select a victim and attacking them. These assaults obviously cause great distress to the victims in the weeks after, while they await crucial test results.”

Anyone with information should call Tottenham CID on 07785 381 215 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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