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London stabbings: Man dies in Newham after seventh fatal attack in seven days | UK News



A man has died after being stabbed on the streets of London, making it seven fatal attacks in the last seven days.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday in Newham, bringing the number of murder investigations launched by Scotland Yard this year to 140.

One man has been arrested after police were called to the scene in Hanameel Street shortly after 2am, where the victim, believed to have been 29, was pronounced dead.

Police were called to Hanameel Street in Newham
Police were called to Hanameel Street in Newham

There has been a flurry of knife-related deaths in London since last weekend, including a spate of three within a few hours in three separate attacks on Thursday.

Ebrima ‘Brim’ Cham, 35, died after being targeted by three men at a house in Hounslow shortly after 11.30am.

Officers arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of murder, but he was released with no further action.

Later that evening, a man in in his 20s was stabbed to death in Bromley Road, Walthamstow.

Police were called to the scene at around 7.15pm and a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

And about an hour later, a man in his 30s was found dead in a car after an attack near Scratchwood Park, Barnet.

Police on the scene in Barnet following Thursday's stabbing
Police at the scene of a stabbing in Barnet on Thursday

The incidents on Thursday came after a number of fatal stabbings last Saturday and Sunday.

Albert Amofa, 33, was knifed in the leg outside his house in Drake Road, Croydon, during an attempted car robbery, before dying in hospital two days later.

Nobody has yet been arrested in connection with the attack, which happened on Sunday evening.

Albert Amofa was attacked outside his home in Croydon. Pic: Met Police
Albert Amofa was attacked outside his home in Croydon. Pic: Met Police

Last Saturday night, a man in his 40s died after being stabbed at a property in Marlborough Road, Dagenham.

Police also found a woman in her 50s with non-life threatening injuries at the scene and a 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

That same day, Dmytro Balaban was stabbed to death in Brent.

Volodymyr Holovatskyi, 23, has since been been charged with the murder of the 28-year-old.

Jaden Moodie was 14-years-old
Jaden Moodie, 14, is the youngest of London’s knife crime victims this year

The past week means the number of murders recorded by the Metropolitan Police now eclipses its total from last year, when the force recorded 135.

The Home Office recorded 141 in the capital for 2018.

Among the death toll for 2019 is 14-year-old Jaden Moodie, the capital’s youngest knife crime victim so far.

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