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The variety of homicides has hit the best quantity since 2008 when there was 154

The variety of killings in London has reached the best quantity for a decade.

The deadly stabbing of an 18-year-old man in Lee on Tuesday night time has meant there have been 130 homicides within the capital since 1 January.

The determine, which incorporates murders and manslaughters, is the best quantity since 2008 when there have been 154 deaths in a yr.

Scotland Yard and the mayor’s workplace have each been approached for remark.

The 130 homicides this yr has included 73 stabbings and 14 shootings.

The person killed on Tuesday died in a south London hospital after he arrived with one other 18-year-old. Each of them had suffered critical stab wounds.

That they had been injured about 21:50 GMT in Alwold Crescent the place there have been stories of armed youths on the street.

Scotland Yard mentioned 5 individuals have been arrested in reference to the assault and all are in custody.

The opposite man who was handled in hospital has since been discharged.

One other teenager was stabbed to demise in the identical borough on Saturday whereas the demise of a 77-year-old girl who collapsed whereas calling police a few housebreaking is being handled as manslaughter.

Earlier this yr it was introduced town would observe Scotland’s public well being method to assist sort out violent crime.

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