HORROR in the capital as yet another person dies following a fatal stabbing in Newham, east London.
Later that evening a man and woman were stabbed near Manor House in Hackney following an unprecedented number of knife attacks in the capital this year, that is steadily still rising.
Police were called to the Junction of Ron Leighton Way and Wakefield Street in East Ham, Newham on Saturday night where a man in his late twenties was pronounced dead at the scene from knife wounds.
Although the identity of the man is yet to be released publicly, police have notified his next of kin.
A murder investigation has been launched, and the Met police are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Later that evening a man and woman were also stabbed near to Hackney, with the separate incidents occurring just hours after a pregnant woman was tragically stabbed to death in Croydon in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Her baby was miraculously delivered by paramedics on the scene and is currently in hospital in a critical condition.
DEATH TOLL RISING
According to reports, a 17-year old was also stabbed this weekend after a fight broke out in Blackgrove Crescent, Eastcote on Friday night.
The teenager is currently hospitalised, in a stable condition.
Knife crime numbers continue to rise in London as some 340,000 Londoners move away from the capital to escape the deadly epidemic.
Countrywide, there were 40,577 offences involving a knife or a sharp object recorded by police in 2018 – that’s 10,000 more than in 2011.
Knife crime numbers have steadily risen for five years now, with the death toll in London alone to be around 65 with dozens more hospitalised and fighting for their lives.
On May 17 of this year, the BBC released the names and faces of the first 100 fatal stabbing victims of 2019 – the youngest being 14-year old Jaden Moodie who was stabbed around eight times in a “frenzied attack” in east London.
The stabbings this weekend follow grime artist Stormzy donning a stab-proof vest painted with a Union Jack by none other than Banksy himself for his Glastonbury headliner performance.
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Taking to Instagram, the anonymous street artist Bansky shared an image of Stormzy – real name Michael Owuo Jr – with the caption ,”I made a customised stab-proof vest and thought – who could possibly wear this? Stormzy at Glastonbury.”
The artist-rap collaboration is likely a satirical nod to the horrifying knife crime epidemic plagueing the UK.
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