Khan's London: Man Dies after Double Stabbing
Another brutal knife killing in Khan's London, but do not expect action to tackle the surge in knife crime any time soon.
An unnamed 23-year-old man was stabbed to death and another man, aged 25, rushed to hospital in a double stabbing in London. The young victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the 25-year-old second victim remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A spokesman said: “Police were called at around 16.30hrs on Sunday, 26 May, to a stabbing in St Paul’s Way, E3. Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found two men suffering stab injuries. One of the victims, a 23-year-old man, had suffered multiple stab wounds. Sadly, he was pronounced dead later that night. An investigation has been launched. Officers are working at the scene and cordons are in place. There has been no arrest in relation to the stabbings at this stage."
Shocked bypassers said paramedics fought to save the two victims.
No one has been arrested as of yet.
The double stabbing comes after the knife crime epidemic continues to soar throughout London.
Police across the country are struggling to contain the crime wave which continues to claim casualties in the UK after 2018 became London's bloodiest year in almost a decade, with 135 people being stabbed to death.
One hundred people have already been stabbed to death in the capital in the first five months of 2019.
Almost half of the victims were under 30 and were overwhelmingly male.
The Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 area gives police officers the power to search people they believe may be carrying a weapon, but it has been met with resistance by liberal groups that claim it breaches the rights of members of minority communities.
Two thirds of knife crime offenders in London are members of minority communities.