Tag: Stabbing

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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17 YEAR OLD STABBED IN CROYDON. POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES

Detectives from Croydon are appealing for information and witnesses following a stabbing in the Wandle Road car park, CR0.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 22.26hrs on Tuesday, 28 February to reports of a teenage boy found stabbed in the car park near Whitgift Street.

Officers attended and found a 17-year-old boy with multiple stab wounds in a stairwell. He was taken to hospital where his condition is described life-threatening.

Detectives from Croydon CID would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the stabbing or has any information that may assist the investigation.

No arrests and enquires continue.

Anyone who witnessed the stabbing is asked to contact Croydon CID on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.