Two men appeared in hospital with stab wounds after a series of violent attacks.

There was a heavy police presence around Hendon and Colindale between October 7 and October 9 after violent incidents around the area.

At one point, an eyewitness claims there were around 30 police officers at Sunny Hill Park, Hendon, on Saturday (October 7).

Other locals say that police helicopters circled Barnet for hours and many said there were officers on foot in Burnt Oak, Colindale North and Colindale South - as well as near the edge of Kingsbury Green.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said officers were investigating a “possible assault” in Aerodrome Road, Hendon, on Sunday (October 8) at about 5.20pm after members of the public reported seeing an injured man.

A crime scene was put in place, but no arrests were made.

The spokesperson said: “Enquires are ongoing, including gathering CCTV footage”.

Police are also investigating after two men reported at hospital with stab wounds, neither of which are life threatening.

The force said: “The matters are not being treated as linked at this time, but this remains under review.”