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Stabbings Are On The Rise As New Figures Show A Surge In Violent Crime Across The UK.

As a surgeon warns of a summer of carnage from knife stabbings due to the fact that the British knife crime is now spreading from cities to the Home Counties, The Sun Online takes a look at the harrowing statistics…

 Knife crime in Britain is on the rise

How many stabbings took place in London and other regions in the UK over the last year?

At least 37 people have been fatally stabbed – and 62 overall killed – in London since the beginning of the year.

Met Police records show 37, 443 recorded knife offences and 6,694 recorded gun offences across the UK in the year up to September 2017.

In London, the problem was even more pronounced than the rest of the country, with 12,980 knife crimes taking place in the capital – 2,452 more than the equivalent year.

Four teenagers were stabbed to death in London on New Year’s Eve alone, and 22 were killed in March – meaning the capital now has a higher murder rate than New York

The popular US city had a mere 21 killings in comparison.

Commander Neil Jerome of the Met’s territorial policing command condemned the crimes, saying the four families had lost a loved one to “senseless violence and the callous use of knives as lethal weapons”.

 London saw seven stabbings on Thursday night - six in the space of just 90 minutes

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London saw seven stabbings on Thursday night – six in the space of just 90 minutes

A shocking night of violence took place on February 20, 2018, with six people reportedly stabbed in North London.

Russell Jones, 23, became the eighth person to die in a week after being ambushed outside shops near Ponders End station in Enfield on Saturday, March 17.

On 29 March a 23-year-old man died in hospital from stab wounds after being attacked and left for dead in Greenwich, South East London.

On April 4 a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Hackney, East London. He was the 13th person to die in London in just 22 days.

On Saturday, April 7, a woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing a man outside Highbury and Islington station.

On April 11, a man was hospitalised after being stabbed at DLR station at Stratford station, east London.

A woman in her 20s was arrested after stabbing a man in Isle of Dogs on April 12, 2018.

Over that weekend two more people were fatally stabbed in incidents in Colindale and Brixton.

On April 16, cops were called to Head Street in Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, and found a 17-year-old male suffering from multiple wounds.

On April 21, a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in Finsbury park, marking the 62nd fatal crime fatality in London this year.

On April 23, two teen girls were attacked in West Kensington and a man was knifed at Woolwich DLR station.

On May 7, a man believed to be aged in his late-teens or early 20s, was stabbed at 4.38pm on Leytonstone Road in London.

The condition of the victim is unknown while investigators have sealed off the street where the knifing happened.

On May 8, three stabbings occurred. The first was a 16-year-old who was stabbed in the arm at the Embankment in Twickenham. The second, a male said to be in his late teens, was found injured in Beresford Square, Greenwich after reports of a fight. A third teen was knifed in Hackney after a fight that allegedly saw young lads attack each other with machetes.

On May 9, a 40-year-old man was stabbed in Shepherds Bush in broad daylight and was rushed to hospital. Police have said his injuries are not life threatening.

On May 10, two 17-year-old boys were stabbed in Greenwich, just 90 minutes after a man was knifed “multiple times” in Wanstead.

On May 16, police attended the scene at Ruislip, after a young man was stabbed repeatedly and was left fighting for his life.

On May 20, cops found a man, believed to be in his 20s, to Mitcham in South London. He had been stabbed several times but he died at the scene

Fatal stabbings in London, 2018

  • January 1 – Steve Frank Navarez-Jara, 20, Islington
  • January 3 – Elizabeta Lacatusu, 44, Redbridge
  • January 8 – Daniel Frederick, 34, died in Hackney
  • January 9 Dami Odeyingbo, 18, stabbed in Bromley
  • January 11 – Harry Uzoka, 25, killed in Shepherd’s Bush
  • January 28 – Yaya Mbye, 26, stabbed in Stoke Newington
  • January 29 – Juan Olmos Saca, 39, stabbed in Peckham
  • January 31 – Khader Saleh, 25, stabbed at Wormwood Scrubs prison
  • February 3 – Hassan Ozcan, 19, knifed in Barking
  • February 3  Kwabena Nelson, a youth worker, died after being stabbed near his home in Tottenham
  • February 8 – Hannah Leonard, 55, stabbed in a flat in Camden
  • February 11 – Sabri Chibani, 19, stabbed in Streatham
  • February 13 – Saeeda Hussain, 54, was stabbed in Ilford
  • February 14 Lord Promise Nkenda, 17, stabbed in Canning Town
  • February 18 Lewis Blackman, 19, knifed in Kensington
  • February 19 – Rotimi Oshibanjo, 26, stabbed in Southall
  • February 20 – Sadiq Mohammed, 20, stabbed in Camden
  • February 20 – Abdikarim Hassan, 17, stabbed in Camden
  • February 25 – Michael Boyle, 44, stabbed in the chest
  • March 1 – Christopher Beaumont, 42, stabbed in Hammersmith
  • March 5 – Laura Figueira, 47, stabbed in Twickenham
  • March 5 – Kelva Smith, 20, knifed to death in Croydon
  • March 14 –  Lyndon Davis, 18, stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath
  • March 16 – Naomi Hersi, 36, found with stab wounds at hotel near Heathrow Airport
  • March 17 – Russell Jones, 23, stabbed in Enfield
  • March 18 – Tyrone Silcot, 41, stabbed in Hackney
  • March 19  Balbir Johal, 48, knifed in Southall
  • March 19 – A 41-year-old was stabbed to death in Waltham Forest
  • March 20 – Beniamin Pieknyi, 21, stabbed at Stratford shopping centre
  • March 26 – David Potter, 50, stabbed in Tooting
  • March 29 Reece Tshoma, 23, stabbed to death in Plumstead
  • March 30 Leyla Mtumwa, 36, found with stab wounds at a home in Haringey
  • April 1 –   Abdullah Hammia, 20, was stabbed in Wandsworth
  • April 4 – A 38-year-old man was stabbed at a house in Lewisham
  • April 4 – Israel Ogunsola, 18, was stabbed to death in Hackney on 4 April. 
  • April 5 – Five teenagers and one man were stabbed in London within a space of 24 hours. One of the victims was aged 13 and left fighting for his life
  • April 9 – A man in his 70s was stabbed four times and robbed as he returned to his Harold Hill home after collecting his pension.
  • April 15 – A man named locally as Raul Nicolaie was knifed to death in Colindale, North London.
  • April 15 –  Samantha Clarke, 38, was stabbed to death in Brixton, South West London.
  • April 20 – Aaron Springett, 32, died after he was found collapsed in Morden, South West London.
  • April 21 – Kwasi Anim-Boadu, 20, was stabbed to death in Finsbury Park, north London.
  • May 17 Abrabhman Juma, 24, was stabbed to death in Crows Road, Barking 
  • May 20 – A man in his 20s stabbed in Mitcham, South London
  • May 21 – A man was stabbed to death just yards from Islington town hall in London

(*highlighted names as knife victims of Black and African descent)

Are stabbings on the rise?

Knife crime across the country has risen by a staggering 21 per cent in the 12 months to September 2017, according to quarterly figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

Stabbings in London are at their highest level in six years, with a 23 per cent rise from the previous year.

Overall, crime had continued to fall in England and Wales, consistent with the general trend since the mid-1990s.

 

As reported in The Sun

 

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Sons Of Nigerian Parents Killed in London’s Gun And Knife Crime In 2018

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”.

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The Story Of Taofeek Lamidi – One of London’s Knife Crime Victims Killed On New Year’s Eve (video)

Taofeek was a promising 20 year old looking forward to his 21st in January 2018.

But the New Year’s eve in London was a particularly bloody one as 4 young men were stabbed to death.

Taofeek was one of them.

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The fitness fanatic grew up in the British social services system having lost his mother at a young age. His older brother was deported to Nigeria and he had no one.

He spent most of his time on the street and on friends’ couches.

This is Taofeek’s story. – Click to watch Video 

 


 

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Latest London Stabbing Victim Is 18 Year Old Son Of A Celestial Church Pastor (updated)

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following two murders in Hackney.

Shortly before 20:00hrs on Wednesday, 4 April, officers on patrol in Morning Lane E9 were flagged down by the driver of an oncoming car who indicated there had been an altercation close by.

Officers arrived in Link Street, junction with Morning Lane, and found a man suffering stab wounds. They assisted an off-duty paramedic in providing emergency first aid until the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

Isreal Ogunshola, aged 18, was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:24hrs. His next of kin has been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Source close to the incident have identified the victim as the 18 year old second son of a Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) pastor Dele Ogunsola.

The Hackney teen was friends with the 17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne who was gunned down in Tottenham on Monday.

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This blogger has earlier today came into possession of a video clip claiming to show the victim being shielded by Tanesha from an attack by a number of youths (allegedly members of the NPK or Northumberland Park gang) – shortly before she was fatally shot the same evening.

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Israel died in the street 25 minutes after cops were flagged down to find the stabbed 18-year-old.

Two arrests were made late last night – [A] aged 17 and [B] also aged 17. They were both arrested on suspicion of murder.

The incident has been passed to homicide detectives.

Enquiries on ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and the possible motive.

Ch Supt Sue Williams, leading Hackney borough, said: “Sadly yesterday saw two people lose their lives in Hackney, a man aged 53 in Upper Clapton Road and an 18-year-old man in Link Street. Our thoughts are with the friends and families of both men at this awful time.

“My officers were flagged down to the Link Street incident and did all they could to try to save the life of the teenager, rendering emergency first aid and chest compressions with the help of an off-duty paramedic until the ambulance service and London’s Air Ambulance arrived. They are devastated they were unable to prevent yet another tragic death in the capital.

“I completely understand how alarmed and worried the local community will be at hearing the news this morning and we are working closely with the Homicide and Major Crime Command to solve these murders – two arrests have already been made in the Link Street incident.

“In Hackney we are working hard to prevent further violence and keep people safe – we have extra officers on the streets, both highly visible and in plain clothes carrying out a range of intelligence-led operations and patrols.

“We need to work together as a community to tackle violent crime – if you see or hear anything suspicious or have any information do not hesitate to call police on 101, via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or in an emergency by calling 999.”

Police Release Identity Of Plumstead Fatal Stabbing Victim

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Greenwich have named the victim as 23-year-old Reece Tshoma.

Officers were called at 20:37hrs on Thursday, 29 March to a south-east London hospital after a male attended suffering from a stab wound to his neck. He had been driven to the hospital in a car by a friend.

Despite the extensive efforts of medical staff the man died later that evening.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound and internal haemorrhage.

On Tuesday, 3 April, he was formally identified as Reece Tshoma, from the Barking area of east London.

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Detectives believe that Reece was attacked near Nathan Way, Thamesmead.

There have been no arrests at this stage.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said: “This investigation is ongoing and we are still piecing together exactly where and how the victim was attacked.

“Were you in the Plumstead area on the evening of 29 March? Did you witness a commotion or altercation, or see anything that seemed unusual, like a person or group of people running in the area? Any piece of information is useful to our investigation and I would urge you to call police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 020 8721 4805, or call police on 101 quoting ref 7434/29 March.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.

 

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London’s Police Commissioner Blames Social Media For Rise In Violent Attacks And Murders

Britain’s most senior police officer has blamed social media for the soaring rate of knife crime in the UK, particularly among children.

After 13 Londoners were killed in two weeks this month, and 6 this month already.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said websites and mobile phone applications such as YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram were in part to blame for the bloodshed.

Trivial disputes could escalate into violence “within minutes” when rivals set out to goad each other on the internet, Ms Dick said.


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“There’s definitely something about the impact of social media in terms of people being able to go from slightly angry with each other to ‘fight’ very quickly,” she told The Times.

She said that insults or threats online “makes [violence] faster, it makes it harder for people to cool down. I’m sure it does rev people up.”

She also compared the speed at which youths with no previous or very limited criminal record can become killers to the way some Islamic extremists become radicalised in a matter of days.

So far this year, 32 people have been knifed to death just in London and fatal stabbings in England and Wales are at their highest levels since 2010-2011.

 

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It started with the murder of four young men during New Year’s Eve celebrations and has continued at a rate of one fatal stabbing every three days.

Teenagers as young as 17 are among the victims, while many more have been severely injured in a spate of violence that has sparked large-scale police operations and urgent policy changes.

If the bloodshed continues at the same rate, more than 121 people will be stabbed to death in the capital by the end of the year, a dramatic 50 per cent increase on 2017.

The Independent


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23 Year old Dies In Plumstead After Being Stabbed In The Neck

A man has died shortly after being stabbed in Plumstead on Saturday night.

Police were called just after 8.30pm to a south-east London hospital after the victim was driven there by a friend.

The victim was suffering a stab wound to the neck and despite the efforts of medical staff the 23-year-old man died from his injuries later that evening.

Police believe the victim was attacked in the Plumstead area, possibly near the railway station and was able to call a friend who was able to then drive him to hospital.

He was able to call the friend who collected him in his car and took him to hospital.

The victim’s next of kin has been informed.

A post-mortem has not yet taken place.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the murder investigation said: “This investigation is in its very early stages and we are still piecing together exactly where and how the victim was attacked.


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“Were you in the Plumstead area last night? Did you witness a commotion or altercation, or see anything that seemed unusual, like a person or group of people running in the area? Any fragment of information is useful to our investigation and I would urge you to call police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 0208 721 4805, or call police on 101 quoting ref 7434/29 March.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests.


 

 

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