LAST year London experienced a decade high as the murder toll went over 130. But how many murders have there been in the capital so far this year? Here's what we know... What is London's murder rate? As of February 10, there have been at least eight murders in London so far in 2019. Two people were fatally stabbed in separate knife attacks in the capital, in the first six hours of 2019. The first knife murder victim of the new year was Charlotte Huggins, 33, who died in Camberwell, London, just after 4am on January 1. A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has been bailed to return in mid-January. The second person to be killed was a Romanian bouncer, Tudor Simionov, who was stabbed to death by gatecrashers outside a New Year's Eve party in London's exclusive Mayfair area. He was attacked while working as a doorman at a £12.5million central London townhouse. On January 8 a Jayden Moody, 14, died after being stabbed in … [Read more...] about London murder rate 2019 – how many murders have there been this year so far & which city has the world’s highest murder rate?
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THE first knife murder victim of 2019 has been revealed as a 33-year-old woman - killed just hours into the New Year. Charlotte Huggins was stabbed to death in Camberwell, London, just after 4am yesterday morning. The mum had tragically posted a new year message after midnight wishing her friends and family "happy new year", before she was killed in John Ruskin Street. Cops raced to the property at around 4.20am but the young mum was pronounced dead just half an hour later. Crowds gathered outside the home yesterday where floral tributes were left, with one card reading "loved by everyone". Messages posted online called her "beautiful" and said she would be missed, while others called for the knife epidemic in the capital to end. A post mortem examination gave her cause of death as from a single stab wound. A man, 34, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, but has since been bailed to return in mid-January - cops think he was known to Charlotte. The capital … [Read more...] about First knife Lawless London murder victim of 2019 revealed as woman, 33, stabbed to death in Camberwell hours into New Year
A MUM running to become Mayor of London fears for her seven-year-old girl as knife crime grips Lawless London. Joy Morrissey, who wants to go up against Sadiq Khan in the next race in 2020, demanded cops and knife arches be put into schools in the capital to protect vulnerable kids from spiralling violence. Mrs Morrissey told The Sun that as a working mother she's worried about her own daughter Cara - and the children of single mums who can't be around all the time are particularly at risk. In an exclusive interview as part of a series profiling all three Tory candidates, she demanded that emergency measures be temporarily put in place in schools to curb the problem. She said: "As a mum, there's nothing that separates you, particularly in London. It could happen to any of us." More than 100 suspected murders have taken place in the capital since the beginning of the year - and knife crime across Britain has hit a seven-year high. "I look at knife crime - I'm a mother - and … [Read more...] about Mum running for London mayor fears for seven-year-old daughter in Lawless London and calls for knife arches in schools
LONDON has seen several shootings take place in 2018, many of them fatal. But just how common is gun crime in London, and what are the latest statistics? Here's everything we know about the worrying epidemic. How many shootings have there been this year? The total tally of murder victims in London had reached 91 by August 2018, with several of them the result of shootings. The latest life claimed was 17-year-old Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting near his home in Kennington, South London, on May 5, 2018. Eight other people in the capital have been shot dead this year, a Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed. Tanesha Melbourne, 17, Amaan Shakoor, 16, Kelvin Odunuyi, 19, Bulent Kabala, 41, Joseph William-Torres, 20 and Russell Jordan-Jones, 23, all died after they suffered gun wounds. The name of the seventh and eighth victims are not known. Boys aged 13 and 15 were victims of a shotgun attack in Harrow on May 6, 2018, as a 22-year-old man became … [Read more...] about London shootings 2018 – how many have there been and where have they happened? From Kingsbury to Forest Gate
A HEROIC off-duty cop has been stabbed in the leg while trying to stop a street robbery by a moped gang in South London. The 37-year-old was attacked as he tackled a group of four males trying to steal another scooter from a man on Maylons Road, Lewisham. The brave cop continued to confront the thugs even after he was stabbed with a "large" kitchen knife as they fled the scene, police said. He was taken to a South London hospital where his injuries were described as neither life-threatening or life-changing. According to police, the 21-year-old victim of the attempted robbery suffered bruising after being attacked by the ruthless gang. The incident is now being probed by Lewisham Police and enquiries are underway to identify those responsible. Officers are keen to hear from anyone who either witnessed the incident or has information that could assist the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Lewisham Police by dialling 101 quoting reference CAD5786/11AUG, tweet … [Read more...] about Off-duty police officer stabbed in South East London as he tried to stop moped gang from robbing man