London cops were called to a series of disturbing stabbing incidents across South London last night, leaving a man dead and nine more people injured.
Two men have already been arrested as part of the police response to a spate of violent crime that Detective Superintendent Nicola Arrowsmith called “needless and completely abhorrent”.
One of the stabbings, at Wisbeach Road, has turned into a homicide investigation after one of the two men stabbed was found dead.
Other incidents were reported in Chiselhurst, Streatham, Thornton Heath, and Dingwall Road last evening.
Met Police Superintendent Ade Adelekan said the stabbings were being treated as isolated incidents, but warned that their isolated nature “does not make this series of violent incidents any less shocking and I understand that residents in and around the areas where these incidents occurred will be rightly concerned.”
Indeed, many people will be concerned precisely because they weren’t connected – with criminals going on spontaneous simultaneous stabbing sprees across the area with no rhyme or reason.
Knife crime has been a constant issue for Londoners under the reign of Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has been accused by political foes of failing to act on the rising crisis while he wastes time virtue signalling about Donald Trump and launching reviews into the capital’s statues.
Last year it was reported that knife crime had hit another record high in 2019 with over 15,000 offences recorded in the city.
Incidents involving blades are scarily common. Just last week a thug called Mohin Hussain was jailed for two and a half years for stabbing a London police officer in the chest with a Stanley knife.
And in 2019 it was shockingly revealed that thousands of blades were being confiscated by authorities in London family courts, with 86 knives larger than 3 inches being discovered in courthouse security checks in just one year.