Reports of 13 fatal stabbings this year in London alone
On the early morning of Sunday 18th Feb, a 19-year-old teenager lost his life, after being fatally stabbed in West London. The victim was found at 3am in Logan Place Kensington, after police were called for receiving reports of a large numbers of vehicles in the area, Moona Popal reports
(Pic: Logan Palace, Kensington where the teenager was assaulted. Credit: Google)
On the early morning of Sunday Feb 18, a 19-year-old teenager lost his life, after being fatally stabbed in West London. The victim was found at 3am in Logan Place Kensington, after police were called for receiving reports of a large numbers of vehicles in the area, Moona Popal reports
Police have now launched a murder investigation, as the teenager is the thirteenth already in the year to have been killed by a knife crime. They believe that the victims death could potentially be linked to a house party in Earls court area, which wasn’t too far from where he died. According to Scotland Yard, he is one of 13 people to be stabbed to death in London in 2018.
Another teenage boy, with a bright future ahead of him, Promise Nkenda, 17 tragically lost his life in Canning Town, East London, on Valentine’s Day. The teen was attacked in Goldwing Close in Canning town, who was then stabbed to death.
The Metropolitan police have said that officers had been called to reports of a youth with knife wounds, shortly after 8pm on Wednesday.
Promise was said to be a ‘high achiever’ and was loved by his peers and teachers at New Directions pupil referral unit in Newham. The unit is for pupils aged between 14-16 and for teens who are in a potential risk of either being excluded from school or have been excluded.
One witness informed the police, that they saw the victim first being chased in a car, before he was stabbed to death. A car was later found crashed on a nearby street.
Paramedics from London ambulance service were also called but sadly were unable to save the boy and he was pronounced dead at 8.38pm. No suspect has yet been arrested, police said.