The latest victim of London’s crime epidemic: Student, 23, who was shot AND stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack was in ‘the wrong place at the wrong time’

The latest victim of London’s crime epidemic: Student, 23, who was shot AND stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack was in ‘the wrong place at the wrong time’:

  • Russell Jones, 23, was shot and stabbed to death in unprovoked Enfield attack 
  • Four hooded men approached Mr Jones and a friend and brutally stabbed them 
  • A friend described how Mr Jones was in ‘the wrong place and the wrong time’
  • Comes amid murder epidemic sweeping London that claimed eight lives in one week 

Tributes have poured in for the university student who was shot and stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack outside a train station in north London.

Russell Jones, 23, became the eighth person in a week to be killed in London when he was ambushed outside shops near Ponders End station, in Enfield on Saturday.

A friend described how Mr Jones was in ‘the wrong place and the wrong time’ when the unidentified attackers inflicted fatal knife injuries and a suspected gunshot wound.

‘Russell was a kind, loving guy and very humble in school,’ said Jordon Welsh, who attended Lea Valley High School along with Mr Jones he added.

‘He was in the wrong place at the wrong time,’ he told the Evening Standard.

Mr Jones, who is understood to have been in the last two weeks at the University of Hertfordshire was with a friend, also 23, when four hooded men launched a brutal attack.

His friend was also stabbed and taken to hospital but is not in a serious condition.

H/t reader kevin a.

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