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London stabbings: Two dead and one critical in three attacks

Two people have been stabbed to death in London in separate attacks within 40 minutes of one another.

A 26-year-old man died in hospital after being attacked in Colindale, north-west London, while a woman in her 30s died at the scene of a stabbing in Brixton, south London.

An 18-year-old man is in a critical condition after a third separate stabbing three hours later, on Sunday.

More than 35 people have been stabbed to death in the capital so far in 2018.

A woman, 34, was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene of the Colindale attack.

Police said they were called at 17:58 BST on Sunday to Zenith Close and found a man with stab wounds. He died in hospital later that evening.

Police said the victim and suspect were known to one another.

A crime scene is in place and inquiries continue.

A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the Brixton death.

At 18:36 BST officers were called to a home in Sudbourne Road, where a woman in her 30s had been attacked.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next-of-kin have been informed, police said.

In the separate attack on Alexandra Palace Way, Haringey, a 19-year-old man was arrested near to the scene on suspicion of affray.

He was taken into custody at a north London police station.

In another attack today, a youth believed to be about 17 was taken to hospital after reports of a stabbing in Head Street, Limehouse, east London at about 15:15 BST.

Police have cordoned off the area as enquiries continue.

No arrests have been made and the victim remains in hospital for treatment.

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