A young man is fighting for his life after a stabbing in north London this morning.

Police said the 19-year-old was found collapsed in Love Lane, Tottenham, at about 9am today.

He was taken to a hospital and remains in a critical condition, according to the Met.

Police have now launched an investigation into the attack. There have been no arrests.

Roads in the area were closed after the incident.

The Met is under increased pressure to clamp down on knife crime after a surge in the number of teenagers stabbed to death in London this year.

Eighteen teenagers have been killed in the capital in 2015, with 14 of those having been stabbed to death.0

Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has ordered an increase in the use of stop and search in certain areas as a deterrent.

Last week, police began deploying armed patrols in neighbourhoods known to be hubs for gang crime in a week-long crackdown on youth violence-

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