A 21 year old man has become London’s 38th murder victim this year alone after he was stabbed to death by gang last night in one of four separate knife attacks in seven hours across the streets of London. He was taken to hospital following the street attack that took place on Harlesden High Street but was pronounced dead at 02:47am the following morning it has been confirmed.
He is the 38th murder victim in London so far this year after he was stabbed to death in an attack by a gang in Harlesden.
The victim, covered in blood, staggered into a bookies in Harlesden around 9pm last night after he was set upon in the street for unknown reasons.
He was quickly rushed to hospital but sadly died from his wounds in the early hours of this morning it has been confirmed.
This was one of four stabbings in London yesterday.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: ‘He is thought to have been attacked by a group of men before fleeing into a bookmaker’s to seek help.
‘Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 9.07pm on Tuesday to High Street, Harlesden, following reports of a stabbing. Officers attended. A 21-year-old man was found suffering from stab wounds.
‘He was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service where he was pronounced dead at 2.47am.’Seven men have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently in custody.’
Following recent stabbings across the capital, some police units have been given S60 search powers which allows police to stop and search people without suspicion. It has become more regularly applied due to the current amount of knife crime within the capital and indeed, all over the United Kingdom. Whilst some people have complained about the ability of the police to be able to exercise such powers, it has also bee widely applauded.