Just 3 months into the new year, a total of 55 people have been killed in London’s increasingly frenzied violent crimes involving guns and knives.
More than half the number involves black teenagers and young men. 7 of them are sons of Nigerian parents.
Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo, 18 was only 18 when he was stabbed on 9 January in Bromley. He died in hospital the next morning.
Taofeek Lamidi, 20 Was stabbed to death in West ham on new years eve, just a few weeks before his 21st birthday
Harry Uzoka, 25 worked as a model in London. The 25-year-old was killed after being stabbed in the heart in Shepherd’s Bush on 11 January.
Rotimi Oshibanjo, 26: was stabbed in Southall on 19 February. The 26-year-old died from his injuries.
Isreal Ogunshola 18, was stabbed to death in Hackney on 4 April. Police were alerted by a motorist and performed first aid but the teenager died at the scene.
Kelvin Odunuyi, 19: was shot outside a cinema in Wood Green on 8 March. He was 19 when he died.
Abraham Badru: 26, was shot in Dalston on 25 March. He was described by his family as kind, bold and a “beautiful soul” who “hated confrontation”.