London crime: Shooting, fatal stabbing and bus attack in 24 hours of violence on capital’s streets – MyLondon
The last 24 hours has seen some horrific violence on London’s streets.
Attacks have included the shooting of a woman in Maida Vale and a man threatening some bus passengers with a meat cleaver.
Sadly one man has also died after being stabbed at a block of flats in Wembley.
Police are also on the hunt for a car which was driving dangerously then proceeded to ram into a police vehicle four times when they signalled for it to stop.
Here’s the latest on crime in London in the last 24 hours.
Maida Vale shooting
The shooting happened near the junction between Harrow Road and Ashmore Road (Image: Google)
A woman in her 30s is in hospital after being shot in Maida Vale.
The victim was shot just before midnight on Friday (September 11) on Harrow Road, near the junction with Ashmore Road.
She was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.
On Saturday morning (September 12), police said they are awaiting an update on her condition.
A crime scene is in place, but no arrests have been made so far.
Witnesses are urged to call 101, referencing 8710/11Sep.
Westminster Metropolitan Police Tweeted: “A woman aged in her 30s was shot at around 11.50pm in Harrow Rd near junction with Ashmore Rd.
“She was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.
“We await an update on her condition.”
Police said that no arrests had been made and that part of the area was still taped off as a crime scene.
Witnesses are asked to call 101 with the reference 8710/11Sep.
Meat cleaver threats
Police want to speak to this man captured on CCTV (Image: Metropolitan Police)
Police are appealing for help identifying a man they need to speak to after several Londoners were threatened with a meat cleaver on a London bus.
Just before 7am on Sunday, August 9, a male passenger was chased from a Route 2 bus at bus stop J on Upper Tulse Hill in Brixton, in what police said was an unprovoked attack.
The suspect had been challenged for not paying his bus fare.
Less than an hour later, at 7.45am, the same man threatened a number of people, and police said he made a homophobic comment at bus stop P at Elephant and Castle, before boarding a Route 196 bus.
Following the incidents, police are appealing for help to trace the man captured on CCTV.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Roads and Transport Policing Command on 101, quoting reference Cad 2611/09Aug.
If you wish to report anonymously please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or report online.
A statement from Metropolitan Police said: “Police are appealing for help to identify a man they need to speak with after several people were threatened with a meat cleaver.
“At 06:50hrs on Sunday, 9 August, a male passenger was chased from a Route 2 bus at bus stop J on Upper Tulse Hill, SW2 in an unprovoked attack. He was not injured.
“The suspect had been challenged regarding the non-payment of his fare.
“Less than an hour later, at 07:45hrs, the same man threatened a number of people and made a homophobic comment at bus stop P at Elephant and Castle, SE1 before boarding a Route 196 bus.
“Police are appealing for help to trace the man who was captured on CCTV.
“Anyone with information is asked to call the Roads and Transport Policing Command via 101 quoting reference Cad 2611/09Aug.
“If you wish to report anonymously please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or report online.”
Wembley murder investigation
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was fatally stabbed in a block of flats in Wembley – while another male barricaded himself into an address.
Police were called at 10.07am on Saturday, September 12 to Priestley House, Barnhill Road, to reports of a man injured.
Officers attended and the victim, believed to be aged in his 60s, who had been stabbed multiple times, was given immediate first aid until paramedics from London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His next of kin are in the process of being located and informed.
(Image: David Nathan)
While efforts were made to save the life of the victim, a man who was believed to be the suspect, barricaded himself into an address.
A spokesman for Met Police added: “After a period of negotiation the man refused to comply with officers’ instructions, and Taser was deployed.
“The man, aged 45, was detained safely and arrested on suspicion of murder – he remains in custody.
“It is believed the victim and suspect were known to each other.
“Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have been informed and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”
Police were called to the same location at 6.53am on the same morning to reports of a noise complaint and a smoke alarm having been activated.
Officers attended along with colleagues from London Fire Brigade. A man inside the property was spoken to and officers left the address.
Due to this previous police attendance, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.
Police car rammed by suspect
The Metropolitan Police are currently on the hunt for a car which was driving dangerously then smashed into a police car before driving off.
When a police officer noticed the black Range Rover sport GN19DVU driving dangerously in the Park Royal and Hangar Lane area of West London, it signalled for the car to stop.
Instead of complying with the police, the driver reversed into the police car and rammed it four times before driving off.
Police are now searching for the black Range Rover and are asking any members of the public who may have seen it to get in touch.
A serving police vehicle examiner wrote on Twitter: “A406 Park Royal / Hanger Lane a black Range Rover sport GN19DVU was seen driving dangerously.
“Signalled it to stop and it reversed rammed the police vehicle four times and made off.
“If anyone saw or sees the vehicle please call us quoting cris 2523594/20 thanks.”
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