Two young men have been hospitalised with suspected knife wounds after a fight broke out near Finsbury Park station last night.

Police were called to the scene at 7.15pm following reports about a group of men  fighting.

The victims, both in their 20s, sought help from separate commercial businesses nearby before being taken to east London hospital.

Police say both victims are in a stable condition and their injuries are not life-threatening.

The incident occurred as the Piccadilly line became severely overcrowded following the Arsenal v BATE Borisov match on Thursday evening. Fans were advised to avoid the station.

Islington Council’s crime chief, Andy Hull, said on Twitter: “Concerned to learn of reports of a stabbing around Finsbury Park station this evening. @IslingtonBC colleagues are liaising closely with @MPSIslington”.

If you have any information of the incident please contact the Central North Command Unit on 101 quoting 6675/232FEB, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.