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London’s lawless horror as 21-year-old is stabbed ‘by three men who fled on foot’ in Downham

More horror in lawless London as 21-year-old is stabbed to death ‘by three men who then fled on foot’: Detectives launch murder investigation

  • A 21-year-old man was fatally stabbed and three others are on the run
  • Police were called to Downham at around 11.50pm on Friday night after the attack
  • The victim was rushed to hospital but died today from his injuries
  • This is the latest wave of bloodshed after stabbings and shootings in the city

A 21-year-old man has been fatally stabbed and three others are on the run in the latest tragedy to hit the streets of Lawless London.

Emergency services were called to Bromley Road in Downham around 11.50pm on Friday after the man was attacked.

He was rushed to hospital for treatment, but died this afternoon.

Police believe they know the victim’s identity and have informed his family, but are still awaiting official identification.

Chief Detective Inspector Kelly Allen of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said his team has launched a murder investigation.

“We know that several people in the Bromley Road area witnessed this incident or the events leading up to and following this incident,” she said.

Emergency services were called to Bromley Road in Downham at around 11.50pm on Friday after the man was attacked

“I urge them and any road users in the area who may have captured events on dashcam to come forward and speak to the police.”

She said initial inquiries led her team to believe he had been attacked by up to three men, who “then fled the scene on foot”.

“A young man’s family is grieving after yet another senseless loss of life due to stabbing violence; please help them get justice and talk to the police if you know anything that could help us.

No arrests have been made and the police are appealing for help.

It is the latest in a wave of vicious attacks to erupt on the streets of the capital, which has seen six people shot or stabbed to death in the space of a week.

Police believe they know the identity of the victim and have notified his family, but are still awaiting official identification

Police believe they know the identity of the victim and have notified his family, but are still awaiting official identification

Three people were reportedly stabbed in Colindale, north London, shortly after 7pm on Thursday.

When officers arrived, they found three stabbed men near the Colindale tube station.

The trio, two in their 20s and one in their 30s, were taken to hospital for treatment. Their condition was assessed as not life-threatening.

Last Sunday a 21-year-old delivery driver was killed minutes before finishing his shift in Brixton in a brutal double murder.

It is the latest in a wave of vicious attacks to erupt on the streets of the capital, which has seen six people shot or stabbed to death in the space of a week.

It is the latest in a wave of vicious attacks to erupt on the streets of the capital, which has seen six people shot or stabbed to death in the space of a week.

Guilherme Messias Da Silva was an innocent bystander who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and died alongside rapper Lamar Scott, who was trying to flee from a gunman.

Earlier on Sunday, a man was stabbed to death at Wembley, while a 32-year-old man was killed in a knife attack near Waterloo station on Saturday.

None of the incidents have been linked by police, while officers have yet to make an arrest in three of the four incidents.

Anyone with information or witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are asked to come forward. Witnesses who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers.

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