Yet another teenager has sadly been stabbed to death, this time in Canning Town, East London.
Acting Det Insp Perry Benton has said: “We believe the 17-year-old has lost his life following a sustained and possibly targeted attack.”
It follows a sickening spate of violence in London that has seen 3 men recently die from stab wounds in 48 hours, 4 young men stabbed to death within a 24 hour period over New Year’s and another teenager stabbed to death in Streatham.
Week after week we are seeing young men being killed on the streets of London. The level of violence is utterly out of control and requires tough action now. We need more police on the streets, tougher sentences and stop and search backed by the government. This sickening level of violence cannot be allowed to continue.