Man dies after third fatal stabbing in London this weekend

24 November 2019, 16:12

A man has died in a third fatal stabbing in 48 hours in the capital
A man has died in a third fatal stabbing in 48 hours in the capital. Picture: Google
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

A 24-year-old man was stabbed to death in east London on Sunday morning, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.

Officers were called to Telegraph Mews in Seven Kings, Ilford, at 6:10am following reports of a group of people fighting.

A police statement read: "Nobody with any stab injuries was found at the location but, a short time later, officers were called to Ilford Lane to reports of a 24-year-old man with stab injuries.

"Officers attended and treated him at the scene before paramedics arrived. He was taken to hospital. Despite the efforts of medical staff, he was pronounced dead at 12.36hrs."

The victim's family have been informed.

Another man, also in his 20s, was taken to an east London hospital with stab wounds. It is believed he is linked to the incident in Ilford and this injuries are non-life threatening.

As it stands, there have been no arrests but enquiries continue.

People with information are asked to call the police on 101 quoting 1776/24NOV or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

It becomes the third fatal stabbing in the capital in 48 hours as the knife crime epidemic continues.

A 26-year-old man was found stabbed to death in a car outside West Ealing train station in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Another man, 27, was killed and three others injured during a stabbing in broad daylight on Saturday morning in Whitechapel.

Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the Whitechapel stabbing.