London crime: Violent weekend sees three stabbings and three fatalities – MyLondon



It’s been a difficult weekend in London, with local residents in a variety of communities shocked by events on their doorsteps.

As well as overstretched emergency responders racing multiple scenes, medical staff in hospitals have been forced to take life-saving action.

Three people have died of stabbings and physical fights have left other casualties in their wake.

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These are the incidents that have shocked Londoners over the weekend.

45-year-old man stabbed to death in Croydon

Paul McCarroll, 45, died after being stabbed in a residential address in Croydon (Image: Met Police)

Friday night saw the murder of 45-year-old Paul McCarroll in Croydon.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 18:16hrs on Friday (November 20) to reports of a man stabbed at a residential address on Oaks Road in Kenley.

Despite the efforts of emergency services Paul was pronounced dead at the scene at 18:50hrs.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Nicholas Jones, 34, of Oaks Road, Kenley was charged on Saturday (November 21) with murder. 

He will appear in custody at Croydon Magistrates Court today (November 23).

Five arrested for GBH after Poplar knife fight

Police were called to Teviot Street on Friday night (file photo) (Image: Google Streetview)

Police have arrested a number of people after officers were called to a knife fight in East London on Friday (November 20).

The incident, which took place on Teviot Street, Poplar, E14, involved two armed groups.

Just before 9pm, police arrived at the scene to find five injured people, three of them male.

All five were treated and arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

In a statement, Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to Teviot Street, E14, shortly before 21.00hrs on Friday, 20 November to reports of a fight between two groups of people armed with knives.

“Officers attended.

“Five people were found injured (three males and two females).

“They were treated at the scene by paramedics from London Ambulance Service before being taken to hospital.

“None of their injuries are life-threatening.

“They have all been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH and have been taken into custody.

“Two other men presented themselves at an east London hospital a short time later, one with a stab wound.

“His condition has been assessed as non life-threatening.

“The other man has been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH and has been taken into custody.

“A crime scene has been put in place in Teviot Street.

“Enquiries continue.”

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Man in his 50s dies of severe burns in Harrow

(Image: Google)

A man died after being found suffering from severe burns in Harrow on Saturday (November 21).

LAS were called to a property on Boycroft Avenue, Kingsbury, shortly before 10am.

Police attended the incident shortly after, following reports of a man in his 50s with serious injuries.

Despite the effort of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 10am.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and his next of kin have been informed.

A spokesperson for London Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to Boycroft Avenue, NW9, at 9.54am on Saturday, November 21, by London Ambulance Service (LAS) to a report of man with severe burns.

“Officers attended.

“Despite the efforts of paramedics, the man, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead shortly after 10.00hrs.

“His next of kin have been informed.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.”

Reports the incident took place in a garden have not been confirmed by police.

Four arrests for coronavirus breaches in Hyde Park 

Four people who attended a protest at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park today (Saturday) were arrested under England’s Covid-19 regulations.

Police attended a gathering of people, reported to be an anti-lockdown protest, between 1pm and 2pm and made the arrests.

They said that the rest of the crowd left shortly afterwards.

Metropolitan Police Westminister tweeted: “Four people arrested for breach of Covid regulations today between 1300hrs/1400hrs today after gathering at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park for a protest.

“All remain in custody.

“Remainder of crowd have been dispersed.”

Man dies at scene of Kensal Green stabbing

Multiple police vehicles descended on the scene (Image: David Nathan/ 999London)

Emergency services rushed to the scene at Kensal Green Cemetery on Harrow Road at around 2pm on Sunday (November 22).

They found a man who had been stabbed and, despite the hard work of first responders, died at the scene.

There are no further details about the victim yet and police are trying to trace his next of kin.

One arrest has been made in connection with the incident – a 50-year-old, who is in police custody and police continue to guard the scene.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Police were called at 2pm on Sunday November 22 to Harrow Road, Kensal Green to reports of a stabbing.

“Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance attended and found a man – no further details – suffering from stab injuries. Despite the efforts of emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing to trace his next of kin.

“A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident and is in police custody.

“Officers remain in the area as enquiries continue.” 

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Fight in E14 following road traffic incident

West India Dock Road junction with East India Dock Road (file photo) (Image: Google Streetview)

Police were called to reports of a fight at 1744hrs on Saturday (November 21) in West India Dock Road, E14.

The fight involved four males.

One person has been taken to hospital with a head injury.

His condition is not thought to be life threatening, but may be life changing.

Officers closed the southbound carriage of West India Dock Road, with the junction on East India Dock Road.

Enquires are continuing.

It’s thought the incident may be linked to an earlier road traffic incident.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 5546, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.