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Harry Uzoka Was Killed By A Jealous Rival Over A Girl, Court Told

Brit-Nigerian model Harry Uzoka was stabbed to death by a less successful rival in a row over a girl which intensified on Instagram, a court has heard.

The renowned male model, 25, died on the pavement outside his home in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, after he was knifed in the heart.

The Old Bailey was told that he called George Koh, 24, “a fake” on Instagram and arranged a fight after finding out he claimed to have had sex with Mr Uzoka’s model girlfriend, Ruby Campbell.

Their relationship deteriorated after a French model, who had previously been in contact with both men on Instagram, arrived in London in late December last year, the jury was told.

The court was told that to her surprise she learnt that Mr Koh “had something of an obsession” with Mr Uzoka, with whom he apparently no longer spoke to because he had sex with his girlfriend.

Koh: jealous, less successful and obsessed

“Koh then added that Uzoka was a bad man and a liar. And so it seemed that admiration for another model and his success had turned to contempt,” the prosecutor said.

The jury was told a “confrontation” was arranged in Ollgar Road in Shepherd’s Bush following a series of phone calls and messages on WhatsApp and Instagram after Annecetta Lafon told Mr Uzoka of Mr Koh’s claims.

Prosecutor Richard Horwell QC said Mr Koh, along with Merse Dikanda and Jonathan Okigbo, both 24, were in possession of at least three knives, including a machete on January 11.

Mr Uzoka and his flatmate, Adrian Harper, were armed with dumbbell bars, but they fled when they were confronted with knives.

Mr Harper got away, but Mr Uzoka collapsed on the pavement outside his home after being stabbed in the heart.

“It is not difficult to work out which side won. Uzoka and Harper were outnumbered and bars stand little chance against knives,” he said.

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Man In His 40s Fighting For Life Following Broad Daylight Stabbing In Peckham

A man, believed to be aged in his late 40s, was found at a Peckham, South London bus stop at about 6.30 Saturday morning with multiple stab injuries and was rushed to a south London hospital.

He remains in critical condition, according to the Met.

A witness, a 37-year-old man from Peckham Rye, said: “I saw it on my way to work. I can’t believe this sort of thing is happening in broad daylight on a Saturday morning on a high street. It’s so shocking.

“It was at a bus stop and there were lots of people gathered around. It was quite early but there were still people going off to work. They looked really worried.

“The man was on the ground being treated, I think by police. There was already a police car there and another pulled up with its light on, parking on the pavement.

“He looked in a bad way. A few moments later I saw a ambulance car rushing up Peckham High Street.”

Cops confirmed the man was in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a number of stab wounds.

Another witness to the shocking morning attack said they say police and paramedics gathered around the person lying on the floor on their way to work.

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They told the Sun Online: “The scene was something out of the saw horror movie blood everywhere and loads of people trying CPR.

“They have placed blue and red tape and have blocked the road and surrounding areas

“It is touch and go at the moment.”

This morning in a separate case a 21-year-old man was charged with manslaughter after a girl, 17, was knifed to death in South London on Thursday.

At least 51 people have been fatally stabbed in London since the beginning of the year.

So far in 2018 there have been 1,296 stabbings in London up to the end of April, according to official statistics from the Met Police.

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