Woman arrested after London station stabbing

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed outside a tube station in north London.

Metropolitan Police officers and ambulance crews were called to Highbury and Islington station at around 10.25pm on Saturday, where they found a man with "stab injuries".

He was taken to an east London hospital for treatment and the woman was taken into custody.

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The attack came at the end of a day in which 300 extra officers were on patrol across the capital as part of the Met's response to a spate of stabbings and shootings, with 51 people thought to have been murdered in London so far this year.

Extra officers will also be deployed on Sunday, but Met commissioner Cressida Dick has denied that the capital is facing a "crisis".

"We will be using every tactic we know in the coming weeks and months to bear down on knife crime and to reduce the number of homicides," she told Sky News.

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"We need to reduce the number, particularly the number of young people, who are dying in street attacks."

Meanwhile, the Government has announced added restrictions on buying knives online as part of a series of new measures to tackle violent crime.

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