Brutal murder: 10th stabbing victim in two weeks of bloodshed in London

A 23-year-old man has died in another stabbing in London, the latest victim in a surge of knife attacks in the capital.

The victim was found unconscious by police on Saturday at about 1am in Waterloo Road in Uxbridge.

The man, from Hayes, was taken to a west London hospital but died from his injuries a short time later.

The last fortnight has seen a surge of knife crime in the capital, with 10 other victims suffering fatal or serious stab wounds.

The death comes a day after a man in his 30s was stabbed to death after an incident in a barber shop in Harlesden, northwest London.

Police have launched a murder investigation into the latest stabbing, and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Packer, who is leading the investigation, said: “A young man has lost his life and I am appealing to the public to give us all the help they can.

“In particular I would ask anyone who was in the vicinity of Waterloo Road from midnight to early in the morning to call us.

“If you saw or heard anything please do not hesitate; your information could be vital.”

Police believe they know the victim’s identity but are waiting for a formal identification to be completed.

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC.


Staff Reporter

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