Rt. Hon Joan Ryan MP, Member of Parliament for Enfield North, has expressed her serious concern at the recent stabbings in the constituency, and has arranged urgent discussions with senior representatives from Enfield Police and the Council to consider the situation and the issues relating to community safety.
On Sunday 19th July, police were called to an incident in Lackmore Road after a 28 year old man had been stabbed in the chest. The victim later died at the scene and three suspects have been arrested, and remain in police custody.
A man remains in a stable but critical condition in Hospital following another stabbing incident, on Thursday 16th July, in Hoe Lane. The investigation is on-going and is being led by officers from Operation Trident.
According to the police neither incident is thought to be gang-related at present nor is there anything to suggest the incidents are connected, although they took place in close proximity to one another.
A 25 year old man has also been charged with attempted murder of an Enfield Borough police constable and possession of an offensive weapon earlier this month.
Joan will be discussing these issues with Assistant Borough Police Commander, Simon Warwick, on Tuesday 21st July, and will also meet with the Leader of Enfield Council, Doug Taylor, and the Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Yasemin Brett, on Thursday 23rd July.
Ms Ryan has also written to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Rt. Hon Theresa May MP, regarding the general rise in violent crime against the person in Enfield.
Anyone with further information on the stabbings should call the police incident room on 0208 345 3706 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Rt. Hon Joan Ryan MP, Labour’s Member of Parliament for Enfield North, said:
“These recent, tragic events will be devastating to the family and friends of the victims and are of great concern to the wider public in Enfield.
I will be working with the police and Enfield Council to help ensure we have adequate police cover in the area, as well as on what further measures can be taken to reassure constituents regarding the safety of our community and our streets.”