London’s teen murder rate soars to highest in more than a decade
LONDON’S teen murder rate has soared to its highest in more than a decade – as cops fear this year could be the bloodiest since 2008. An increase in post-lockdown stabbings has meant 17…
A boy, 15, from Hillingdon, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with his murder.Cops launched an investigation after being called to reports of a fight close to Global Academy - a college for students aged 14 to 19.Jalan was found with stab injuries and died at the scene.
8Jalan Woods Bell was stabbed to death as he walked to schoolCredit: PAMr Murray said cops were facing a "wall of silence" when they tried to investigate teen killings in London.He said: "Through lockdown there has been an incredible amount of work to take the wind out of the sails of people who drive violence.
“More than 400 guns have been recovered, thousands of knives and large quantities of drugs have been seized. A record £47 million in cash has been confiscated and high harm offenders have been taken off the streets.“But detectives investigating serious violence often meet silence from people we know have information that could help prevent violence. We have seen it recently in the headtopics.com
tragic shooting of Sasha Johnsonthat took place last month.”Mum-of-two Johnson remains in a critical condition after being shot in the head at a party in Peckham, south London on May 23.On Thursday cops charged Prince Dixon, 25, of Gravesend, Kent, and Troy Reid, 19, of Southwark, south London, with conspiracy to murder.
It brings the total number of people charged over the shooting to four after Devonte Brown, 18, and Cameron Deriggs, were previously charged with conspiracy to murder.8Sasha Johnson remains in a critical condition after being shot in the head at a party
Credit: PAMr Murray added: "We understand that some people may not trust the police, so we are working hard to build those relationships and show that we are only motivated by preventing violence. It is our number one priority."Yvonne Lawson, whose talented footballer son Godwin was murdered in 2010, said lockdown restrictions being eased had contributed to an increase in knife crime.
She said: "It has been 11 years since I sadly lost Godwin to knife crime as he tried to stop a fight between friends. Eleven years on, mothers are still losing their babies to knife crime in our capital. We should never get desensitised or complacent to youth violence. headtopics.com
"We need to all come together and fight this epidemic as we are fighting Covid-19. The police alone don't have the cure, we urgently all need to work together, report what you know about violence and free young people from this terrible cycle."
It comes amid fears fears London's.Ahmed Jah's murder in 2017 sparked a series of bloody revenge attacks across the capital.The killing of his brother Junior this year has raised fears of a summer of knife crime in the capital as lockdown restrictions are eased.
Teenage deaths in London in 2017 were more than double those during 2016.The number of teenagers murdered in the city was the highest for almost a decade - with 20 stabbed, five shot and another victim dying of multiple injuries.At the time, Sir Craig Mackey, the Deputy Commissioner of the Met Police, said it was “truly unusual and extraordinary” for so many murders to have happened in such a short period of time.
“The reasons behind it are quite complex. There are a number of issues affecting knife crime," he said.“We are absolutely clear we are doing our part to do the things we can do as the police service... but we need others across London working with us to help tackle those underlying issues around a knife culture that has emerged across London.” headtopics.com
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in 2017 that stabbings in London had risen by 15 per cent that year.She said the attacks were driven by a “core group of young offenders” who repeatedly assaulted and robbed “with relative impunity”.There were 118 homicides in London in 2017, with 80 of them caused by stabbings.
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Its predominantly black kids dying so nothing will be done, it's not until white mums/dad's are burying their children that gov/Police will act. Typical White Britain. Police don't investigate black on black crime seriously so don't expect the young to value each other lives London is finished Londoners have move out of London it’s not what it used to be people don’t mix anymore Don’t help on another neighbours don’t mix ruined from 💊and gangs from migration from cities and towns all over the country as well stabbings everywhere thank you migration
Common denominator......... gang culture shocking what our country is becoming 3 years of this and more to come. Talking is no good at mo. We need a deterrent to start with . How was acid crime stopped in its tracks very quickly ? MayorofLondon afneil GBNEWS pritipatel it's the new civilization ! and lets stop the stop and search as its racist, its not and it could save lives please wake up
It doesn't sum up. London has been turned into Beirut. What happened? Where are the English? SadiqKhan Sadiq Khan has assured the London Assembly that London is safer under him
London on track for worst year of teenage killingsIf such deaths continue at the current rate, it will be the worst year for young homicides since 2008. The fruits of our greatest strength!! Nothing to do with living in a shit society today and London being homicide city of the world 🤔🤔 Really? Who is the London mayor responsible for policing?
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