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Ilford station stabbing – man in his 20s stabbed in broad daylight as UK’s knife crime epidemic rages on

A MAN has been stabbed outside a packed train station in London as the knife crime epidemic rages on.

The victim, aged in his 20s, has been rushed to hospital after the broad daylight horror outside Ilford station in East London at around 3.30pm.

Twitter A man has been stabbed at Ilford train station in East London

Cops haven't released an update on his condition and say the knifeman is still on the loose.

A huge cordon is now in place on Cranbrook Road but it isn't clear if he was stabbed inside the station.

Scotland Yard said: "Police were called at around 15:29hrs on Friday, 05 April to reports of a stabbing on Cranbrook Road, Ilford.

"Officers attended alongside the London Ambulance Service and found a man, believed to be in his 20s, suffering stab wounds.

"No arrests have been made."

Buses are now on diversion as police investigate, while the main entrance to the station is currently closed.

KNIFE CRIME EPIDEMIC

The stabbing is the latest violence to grip the capital as the knife crime epidemic continues.

On Wednesday, a man, believed to be in his mid-40s, was killed in a "machete attack" in Harrow, North West London.

And on March 24, newsagent Ravi Katharkamar was stabbed in the chest while opening his Pinner shop, and died 45 minutes later.

There were 44 violent deaths in London by March 26 in 2018 — compared with 33 killings this year.

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