London crime: 1 dead and 10 stabbed in horrific 48 hours of violence in capital – My London
In the past 48 hours in London, one man has been killed and another 10 have been stabbed.
A murder investigation was launched in Harrow on Monday (July 20) after a man died shortly after being found with serious head injuries outside a home in Hanwell.
Elsewhere, police were called to stabbings in Tower Hamlets, Mitcham, Abbey Wood, Finsbury Park, Woodford Green and Stamford Hill.
Below is a list of all the incidents MyLondon reported on in the past 48 hours.
2 men rushed to hospital after double stabbing in Stepney
Forensic officers at work at the crime scene in Stepney
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Two men were taken to hospital with stab wounds after a fight in East London.
Police were called shortly before 4pm on Monday (July 20) to reports of “youths fighting”, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police.
The incident happened on Wellesley Street in Stepney
Thankfully one of the victims has been assessed as non life-threatening. The condition of the other has not yet been disclosed by police.
So far no arrests have been made. After the attack a crime scene was in place outside a block of flats.
A large area was cordoned off, allowing police to work undisturbed.
Blood soaked clothing could be seen discarded on the ground.
Man in critical condition after stabbing in Mitcham
Upper Green East, Mitcham
A man is in a critical condition after turning up to a hospital with a stab wound.
When officers from the Met first arrived at the scene around 5.30pm on Monday at Upper Green East in Mitcham, nobody could be found.
However police were then called later to a hospital in London after a man in his 30s arrived with stab wounds.
He is now in a critical condition.
A spokesman for Met said: Police called at 5.30pm to reports of an assault on Upper Green East in Mitcham.
“Officers attended but there was no trace of a victim.
“Called a short time later to a hospital after a man, aged early 30s, self-presented with stab injuries. Condition is critical.”
3 men hurt in terrifying ‘machete attack’ at Abbey Wood pub
Emergency services were called to Wilton Road in Abbey Wood to reports of a ‘machete attack’
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Three men are in hospital after reports of a machete attack in South-East London on Monday night.
The victims were treated by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) at the scene in Wilton Road, Abbey Wood, with two being rushed to a major trauma centre and one being taken to hospital.
LAS was called out to the attack, on a road near Abbey Wood station, at 10.05pm.
It’s thought the incident happened either at or near the Abbey Arms pub, as photos show blood on the floor there near to social distancing markers.
One witness claimed a gang of men with machetes attacked a smaller group, reported Mirror Online.
The Met said that three males, “believed aged teens to early 20s, were found with stab injuries”.
It added: “At this stage injuries are not thought life-threatening.”
No arrests have been made.
Man in boxers in standoff with police atop Southall fire station for 10 hours
The man climbed onto the roof of Southall fire station
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A man who climbed onto the roof of Southall fire station and remained there for nearly 10 hours has been detained.
Emergency services were called to the station, on Southall High Street, at 9.44pm on Monday to reports of a man who had climbed a structure.
Police officers, ambulance crews and firefighters rushed to the scene and the man, who was dressed only in white boxers, was found on the roof of one of the fire station’s buildings.
Pictures show the man laying down on the roof, with police officers seemingly negotiating with him.
At one stage, the man was heard to be shouting at police officers.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed the man was detained at 7.22am on Tuesday (July 21) – meaning he spent nine and a half hours on the roof.
Murder investigation launched in Ealing
Elfwine Road in Hanwell was cordoned off following the attack
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A murder investigation was launched in Ealing following the death of a man outside a home.
The man, whose age has not yet been revealed, was found with a serious head injury outside a home on Elfwine Road, Hanwell at 6pm on Monday.
Police officers and paramedics were called but despite best efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Next of kin have been notified,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said.
One man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, detectives said.
The 36-year-old was arrested on Tuesday and he remains in custody at a West London police station.
Appeal after gun fired in Mitcham street
Detectives have launched an investigation after a gun was fired in Mitcham.
Police were called at 7.36pm on Monday to reports of a gunshots heard on Fairfield Close.
Officers attended but all parties had left the scene prior to police arrival.
It is believed shots were fired towards a group of males outside an address. No one is believed to have sustained any injuries.
Damage was caused to a nearby property.
At this early stage, no arrests have been made.
Air ambulance lands in Trafalgar Square after man collapses in street
The air ambulance in Trafalgar Square
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A man was taken to hospital after collapsing on the Strand, near Trafalgar Square.
The London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called to the scene at around 12.10pm on Tuesday (July 21) following reports that a man had collapsed on the Strand.
An air ambulance landed in Trafalgar Square and the man was taken to hospital.
His condition is unknown.
A spokesperson for LAS said: “We were called at 12.10pm to reports of a man collapsed on the Strand, Westminster.
“We dispatched an ambulance crew and an incident response officer, with the first of our medics arriving within a minute. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to hospital.”
2 rushed to hospital after stabbing in Finsbury Park
The knife attack happened in Finsbury Park
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Two people were rushed to hospital amid reports of a suspected stabbing in Finsbury Park.
Police were called to reports of a group of intoxicated men fighting in the park just before 3pm on Tuesday.
Two victims were rushed to a major trauma centre, while one was treated at the scene, according to London Ambulance Service.
Police confirmed one man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
A Met spokesperson said: “Police in Haringey are dealing with an incident after a man was injured in a fight.
“Officers were called at 2.24pm on Tuesday, July 21 to Finsbury Park.
“It was reported that a group of men were intoxicated and fighting in the park.
“Officers attended and found one man with apparent stab wounds.
“LAS attended and the man has been taken to hospital, his injuries are not thought life threatening.
“A second man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH. A crime scene is in place.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 2.51pm today to reports of a stabbing and assaults in Finsbury Park.
“We dispatched three ambulance crews and an incident response officer.
“We treated three people at the scene and took two to a major trauma centre.”
Teens suffer stab wounds in fight in Woodford Green
Willingale Close, Woodford Green
Police are appealing for witnesses after two teenagers were stabbed in Redbridge.
The Met responded to reports of a group of males fighting with weapons in Willingale Close, Woodford Green at just before 6.30pm on Tuesday.
Two of the males were taken to hospital after being found with stab wounds.
Neither of the males’ conditions are considered life-threatening and a crime scene was put in place.
A spokesman for Met Police said on the Redbridge MPS Twitter account: “Police called 6.22pm to Willingale Close, Woodford Green, Redbridge to reports of group of males fighting with weapons.
“Two males, believed aged late teens, were found with stab injuries. They were taken to hospital; neither victim’s condition is life-threatening.
“There have been no arrests at this time; enquiries continue.”
Man knifed in Stamford Hill
The crime scene in Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in Stamford Hill.
Emergency services were called to Amhurst Park at 7.41pm on Tuesday to reports of a disturbance.
One man, aged in his mid-20s, was found suffering multiple stab wounds.
He was taken to hospital, where his condition was deemed non life-threatening or life-changing.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.
Police officer hit over head with bat and bottle in South Norwood
Two police officers were injured in the attack in South Norwood
A man has been arrested after a police officer was allegedly hit over the head with a bat and bottle in South Norwood, while another was reportedly bitten on the hand.
Police were called to reports of a domestic incident at an address in Clifton Road, South Norwood at 7.41pm on Tuesday.
A man in his 30s was reported to have been making threats to residents inside a home.
When officers entered the address, one officer was struck over the head with a bat and bottle, the Metropolitan Police said.
During arrest another officer sustained a bite injury to her hand, the force added.
Reports on social media suggested the police officer hit over the head was ‘knocked out unconscious’ as a result of the attack.
Officers tried to taser the man but were unsuccessful.
The man was eventually arrested outside the property on suspicion of two counts of GBH, making threats to kill and threats to commit criminal damage. He was taken to hospital as a precaution prior to be taken into custody.
The two injured officers were taken to hospital as a precaution. Their conditions are not thought to be life-threatening.
There were no reports of any other injuries.
Anyone with information regarding any of the above incidents is asked to call 101 or contact police via @MetCC.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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