Man (20s) fatally stabbed in London bringing 2018 death toll past 50

Officers rushed to his aid in Link Street, in the east London borough.

The cities are roughly the same size, with more than 8 million people, and have similar extremes of poverty and wealth, but London has never recorded more murders in a year than the US metropolis.

Office for National Statistics figures for homicides (also including manslaughter and infanticide), filtered by police constabulary, show the Met had the ninth highest homicide rate (12.2 per million population) in 2016/17, or the eighth highest if the 96 Hillsborough deaths added to South Yorkshire's tally are excluded.

A male has subsequently been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, while the third victim, aged 16, received treatment for minor injuries before being arrested for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Two men will appear at the Old Bailey in London on Tuesday, April 10, following the murder in Southwark of 44-year-old Michael Boyle, from Galashiels.

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She said a new task force of 120 officers would focus on the most violent gang members and individuals to take them off London's streets "for any crime".

The capital has experienced some of its highest levels of knife crime for a decade, tarnishing its reputation as a safe destination to live and work as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union.

"The silence from senior officers in the Met is deafening".

At 6:57pm, a 13-year-old boy was knifed by a gang of three juvenile males on Gainsborough Avenue, Newham - the boys were arrested for suspected GBH with intent.

On Thursday, residents and community activists attended a protest in Hackney, east London, near the scene of the Wednesday night stabbing death of Israel Ogunsola, 18.

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Vincent, from Kent, was found collapsed on Further Green Road, suffering a stab wound to the upper body.

Meanwhile, a man was arrested over the murder of a 53-year-old who died outside a bookmakers in Hackney on Wednesday afternoon.

"They [the police] were concerned that they wouldn't be any more money and couldn't refer cases to because they might not be able to pay for them", he said.

He will be interviewed by detectives from City of London Police, Scotland Yard said.

Earlier today Tottenham Labour MP David Lammy described the London street violence as the 'worst I've ever seen it'. That's a billion pounds worth of cuts. "We have to tackle this problem and the Government needs to do more".

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