The attacker is thought to have forced the door of the home in Roden Road at around 7pm and slashed a 34-year-old man across the chest.

He then ran off in the direction of Pakeman Street and is said to have got into grey Audi car.

An eye witness said a neighbour called police, which were then directed to the scene by a girl who appeared to be sobbing.

They found the victim, described by the witnesses as “a big, muscular guy”, with multiple stab wounds.

He was taken to a central London hospital an is still there this afternoon – but his injuries are described as non-life threatening.

Anyone with information can call Islington CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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