Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Journalist Stabbed To Death

London UK- Friends and relatives of Henry Vincent arrive at the scene on South Park Crescent in Hither Green London following last week's incident where Vincent was fatally stabbed in botched burglary at the home of Mr Osborn-Bro London stabbing: man killed in Forest Gate
Lillian Steele | 17 April, 2018, 18:42

London's violent crime toll is continuing to rise following the fatal stabbing of a teenager.

The victim, believed to be 18 years old, died just before 11.30pm.

A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody at a south London police station.

So far no one has been arrested in connection with the stabbing.

On the same evening, Amaan Shakoor, 16, became the youngest murder victim of the year so far when he was shot in an attack in Walthamstow.

In total, Scotland Yard is investigating more than 50 suspected murders that have taken place this year.

This comes a day after two other people were stabbed to death within minutes of each other in separate domestic incidents in the capital. When they arrived to the scene, they found the victim, Christopher Miles, dead.

This incident is believed to be the twelfth suspected murder case involving teenagers in the capital since the beginning of 2018.

Her next-of-kin have been informed, police said.

London's murder rate has risen 40 per cent in only three years, and was higher than the homicide rate in NY for the first time in history in February of this year.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course".

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