Six teenagers stabbed within 90 minutes as stabbing spree in London continues

Six teenagers stabbed within 90 minutes as stabbing spree in London continues


Six teenagers were brutally stabbed in London within 90 minutes as a spree of fierce attacks continue in the British capital.

On Thursday evening, six teenagers, including a 13-year-old boy, became a part of the recent surge of attacks that have engulfed the city, according to reports in the British press.

The Newham police claimed, the boy, attacked in Gainsborough Avenue, was reported to be in a critical, yet, stable condition.

Three youngsters have been taken into police custody on suspicion of grievous bodily harm in connection with that attack.

In East London, three boys were shifted to the hospital following a stabbing attack, with two of the 15-year-olds as well as a 40-year-old man who was taken into custody on suspicion of attempted murder.

Another boy, aged 16, who was treated for minor injuries, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, Tower Hamlets police said.

Moreover, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in East India Docks. The victim was in a stable condition with his injuries not being considered life-threatening.

The latest spree of killings comes just days after 18-year-old Israel Ogunsola was stabbed to death in Hackney, and 17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne was shot and killed in Tottenham.

Moreover, Sixteen-year-old Amaan Shakoor, died a day after he was shot in the face in Walthamstow.

In Hackney, people had been protesting the recent wave of killings that have immersed London. People huddled around the station entrance before locking fists in a wide circle in solidarity for those killed.

Police are thoroughly investigating the knife-related incidents across the four boroughs on Thursday evening, with the number of stabbings in the capital having reached their highest rate since 2010/11.

Mayor Sadiq Khan has continued to attack the government in light of the rising rate of violence.

He has blamed “the level of cuts” made to policing in the city, claiming that £700m of funding had been lost from the police budget since 2011.

The recent surge in stabbings has seen London overtaking New York’s monthly murder tally for the first time in modern history.

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