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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 December, 2004, 13:17 GMT
Timeline: London stabbings
One man was killed and five people seriously injured during a spate of apparently random knife attacks on Thursday in the Edmonton area of north London.

A lone knifeman is believed to have been responsible, driving around the area in a car before stabbing his victims.

Police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in the borough of Haringey in connection with the events.

Listed below is a timeline of events so far:

08.20 - police respond to reports of a 31-year-old man being stabbed in Edmonton Green, outside the train station.

08.50 - a second man, aged 49, was found stabbed in Gladstone Ave, Wood Green.

09.07 - a 30-year-old woman in Compton Crescent, Tottenham, discovered with a stab wound. She was transferred to the London Heart Hospital.

09.11 - a third man, aged 50, found stabbed in Ecclesbourne Gardens, Palmers Green.

09.24 - the suspect was detained in Tottenham by unarmed officers. He remains in custody.

09.27 - Ernest Meads, 58, is found in Advent Way, Edmonton, is taken to hospital with stab wounds.

He died on arrival at Whipps Cross hospital in Leytonstone.

10.45 - a 76-year-old man arrived at North Middlesex hospital with stab wounds having been apparently attacked in Empire Avenue.

Three of the male casualties underwent surgery at North Middlesex hospital.

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