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Man, 31, stabbed outside nightclub in Camden Town

PUBLISHED: 15:21 27 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:39 07 September 2010

The scene of the stabbing

The scene of the stabbing

A man is still fighting for his life after being stabbed in Camden Town. Officers were called to Ferdinand Street at 2am and arrived to find a 31-year-old man in what was described as a critical condition. By 9am a large stretch of the road had been seal

A man is still fighting for his life after being stabbed in Camden Town.

Officers were called to Ferdinand Street at 2am and arrived to find a 31-year-old man in what was described as a critical condition.

By 9am a large stretch of the road had been sealed off, and two incident tents had been set up - one outside the Ferdinand Street Estate and the other directly outside the Barfly club in Chalk Farm Road.

Police sources have told the Ham&High the victim had just got off the bus with his partner and was on his way home when he was confronted by his attacker, who tried to rob the couple.

There was a short scuffle and the victim staggered off at first not realising he had been stabbed.

The attack follows a string of stabbings in the Ham&High area in the last 18 months, including Donald Fletcher who was stabbed to death in Camden Town in September 2007, and Timur Gosov who died after being attacked in Shepherd's Hill, Highgate, on May 1 this year.

Stuart Knott, who lives just off Ferdinand Street, was met by the sight of police officers patrolling his road in the morning following the attack.

"We have only lived here since August and it is a bit of a shock," he said. "At our previous home in Islington Ben Kinsella was stabbed just five yards from our front door. This kind of thing does seem to be getting more frequent."

The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital in east London where he was in a critical but stable condition.

A police spokeswoman said no arrests have yet been made and enquiries are ongoing - anyone with information should call 020-7404 1212 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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