Edmonton stabbings - Hunt for knifeman on the loose after four people are stabbed in the back in ‘random’ attacks in 14-hour Lawless London rampage A DESPERATE manhunt is underway today after four people were randomly stabbed in the back during a 14-hour window. Each victim was on their own when they were attacked from behind without warning in a quarter-of-a-mile radius in North London. Cops have today issued a chilling warning to the public and urged locals to "stay vigilant" following the series of stabbings in the Edmonton area. The lone knifeman is described as a tall, skinny black man who is wearing a hood and dark clothing. He first struck at 7pm last night when he stabbed a 45-year-old woman in the back and she is currently fighting for her life.