Seven UK knife killings in a brutal 24 hours
The UK continues to report more knife crimes - 7 killings in 24 hours - official figures say that overall violent crime is actually down but it doesn't feel that way when one wakes to more news of stabbings. This leads to more young people carrying knives for 'protection' which in turn leads to more incidents.
Seven people have been stabbed to death within 24-hours in apparently unrelated incidents.
A 19-year-old youth, who has not been named, suffered multiple stab wounds after being knifed in a confrontation yesterday at a bedsit in Gloucester Road, Edmonton.
Later in the day a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death after a confrontation with a gang of men. He has been named locally today as Adnan Patel. He died from a stab wound to the chest after crashing his Ford Focus in Downsell Road, Leyton, east London.
Detectives are investigating whether he was fleeing from the occupants of a van who stabbed him in an apparent road rage attack moments earlier.
Dave Keating highlights two London stabbings here but the above article shows us that this is not just a London issue.