SEVEN teenagers including a 13-YEAR-OLD boy were stabbed in under TWO hours yesterday in four separate knife attacks around London.
The harrowing massacre occurred just a few hours after a man in his twenties was also knifed in Walthamstow around lunchtime.
The first of the teen victims was attacked in East India Dock and less than 45 minutes later, three others were knifed in Grove Road, Mile End in East London. Of the three attacks in Mile End, two have serious injuries and the other, a 16-year-old boy who had less severe injuries, was later arrested for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, and another male was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
An hour and a half after the first incident, a 13-year-old boy was stabbed in Gainsborough Avenue, Newham, East London – three juveniles were arrested. The final teen was stabbed in Ealing Broadway at 7.05pm.
A staggering 55 people have been murdered in the capital just FOUR months into 2018 in a series of knife and gun attacks which are at their highest since 2010.
There has been a 23 percent rise in stabbings from last year making London more dangerous than New York.
At the start of this week, Tanesha Melbourne, 17, was shot dead in Tottenham, whilst in the back of a friend’s car in a drive-by shooting. HALF AN HOUR later, Amaan Shakoor, 16, was shot in the face in Walthamstow. He died from his injuries making him the youngest to be murdered so far in London this year.
As if that wasn’t shocking enough, 22 were killed in London in March alone compared to the 21 killings in New York.
Russel Jones, 23, was ambushed outside shops near Punders End Station in Enfield on March 17. He was the 8th person to die in a week.
On March 29, another 23-year-old was stabbed and left for dead in Greenwhich, South East London.
A man in his 20’s was stabbed to death in Hackney, East London, making him the 13th person in London in just 22 days.
Not forgetting the horrendous start to 2018 where four teens were stabbed to death on New Year’s Eve.
The facts are gut-wrenching. Adults and a mass of KIDS are being murdered left right and centre over petty postcode wars and other gang-related squabbles.
The bloodbaths are a direct result of poverty and unemployment which lead to youths joining gangs and selling drugs, believing that’s all they know how to do. The drug culture is rife and is becoming a way of life for young people.
Since 2011, London councils have cut youth services spending by £22m, resulting in the closure of 30 youth centres, and the loss of around 12,700 places for young people.
Back in February, the Mayor of London proposed to invest £45 million in youth services over the next three years in a bid to deter young people from crime. But the violence doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon.
There was outrage this week when Khan failed to speak out on the recent deaths. It was also revealed that deputy mayor Joanne McCartney had been conducting meetings with the families of gang crime victims in his place.
Labour MP David Lammy then claimed that he had not been able to speak to the Mayor despite four people being killed in his constituency this year.
See his tweet below:
BBC Today presenter John Humphrys said: “We ourselves want to talk to the Government. We asked the Home Office for an interview, we also asked the Metropolitan Police for an interview.”
“We asked the Mayor of London for an interview.
“None of them wanted to talk to us.”
See the clip of David Lammy on John Humphry’s BBC Today show:
The outrage continued when it emerged that Theresa May paid a secret visit to Waltham Forest just two miles from Walthamstow but failed to visit the scene where recent attacks took place or meet with the families of victims.
Labour’s Stella Creasy posted on Twitter: “If you can come to our borough looking for votes as you did today, Theresa May, the least you can do is hear our call for help to tackle the violent crime we are experiencing.”
David Lammy was also not best pleased and tweeted: “Hello @theresa_may please can you come to Tottenham tomorrow?
“Let’s do a walkabout and meet the four bereaved families who have lost their loved ones this year.
“You clearly know the way – a couple of stops down the Victoria Line from Walthamstow @stellacreasy”