UK: Four young people stabbed to death in London over New Year celebrations with fifth fighting for life

Four young people stabbed to death in London over New Year celebrations with fifth fighting for life:

The male victims – a 17-year-old, 18-year-old and a 20-year-old on New Year’s Eve, and a 20-year-old in the early hours of Monday – all died as a result of their injuries

Four young people have been stabbed to death in London during a string of apparently unrelated murders over the New Year period.

Scotland Yard confirmed the male victims – a 17-year-old, 18-year-old and a 20-year-old on New Year’s Eve, and a 20-year-old in the early hours of Monday – all died as a result of their injuries.

Five men have been arrested in connection with one of the deaths, the Metropolitan Police said.

The first incident took place at around 11.30am on New Year’s Eve, when an 18-year-old was stabbed in Larmans Road, Enfield. He died at hospital that evening.

At around 19.35pm, a 20-year-old was fatally stabbed in Memorial Avenue, West Ham and a 17-year-old died the same way in Norwood Road, Tulse Hill at around 10.40pm.

The fourth fatality was at 2.35am this morning, when a 20-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Bartholomew Court, Old Street.

A second male, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital suffering critical stab injuries.

Four separate murder investigations have been launched by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Five males have been arrested in connection with the murder in Enfield but there have been no arrests in the other three cases.

Commander Neil Jerome, of the Met’s Territorial Policing Command, said:

“There were thousands of officers on duty across London yesterday and throughout the night, all determined to play their part in keeping the public safe.

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