A man stabbed to death in east London last night was the latest victim in a wave of stabbings across the capital yesterday.
Murder detectives say the man, believed to have been in his 20s, was stabbed near Ilford Station at around 8.48pm and died at the scene.
He was the fifth person to be stabbed in London on Tuesday – and the fourth in less than eight hours.
A police cordon can be seen around the crime scene near Ilford station where a man was stabbed to death (Picture: i-Images)In total, 16 people have been killed in London so far this year, with five of the murders taking place over just nine days.
Zamirullah Stanikzai, 21, who works in a phone shop close to where the Ilford attack took place, said he saw two men brandishing knives.
Pharmacist who treated Isis fighters begs to be allowed back into Britain‘I saw people running up and down the station when I went out,’ he said.
Ilford South MP Mike Gapes tweeted that he was ‘shocked and saddened’ by the killing.
The Met said a murder probe had been opened, while no arrests had yet been made.
Police were called to the scene at 8.48pm after reports of a stabbing and the victim was pronounced dead around half an hour later (Picture: PA)Tuesday got off to a bloody start when a 25-year-old man was left critically injured in a stabbing in Enfield, north London.
Police were called to Green Street at 12.40am and the man was taken to hospital for treatment, while three men – aged 24, 26 and 27 – were arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.
Officers responded to another incident in Enfield on Tuesday afternoon where a man in his 30s was stabbed in the thigh following an ‘altercation’ on Parsonage Road at around 1.50pm.
The man was later discharged from hospital, while a man arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm was taken into custody.
A few hours later a teenager was stabbed at South Ruislip station in west London.
A teenager was stabbed outside South Ruislip tube station earlier on Tuesday (Picture: BPM Media)British Transport Police said it was called to reports of a disturbance shortly before 4.30pm.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for a stab wound to his abdomen, which was not thought to be life threatening.
Around two hours later police were called to a stabbing in Victoria Road in Romford, east London.
An 18-year-old was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The stabbing last night was the fifth killing in London in nine days.
A police cordon in Euston Street, Camden, where Bright Akinleye, 22, was stabbed to death (Picture: PA)
Bright Akinlele was attacked in the street before he collapsed in the lobby of The Wesley hotel (Picture: PA)On February 18, Bright Akinleye, 22, died in the lobby of a luxury hotel in Euston Street in Camden, central London, after being stabbed outside.
Glendon Spence, 23, died after being stabbed at a youth club in Brixton, south London, on February 21.
A day later a 19-year-old man was stabbed to death in Wood Green, north London.
On February 25, a man was stabbed and killed in a fight in Tower Hamlets, east London.