Two teenagers stabbed to death in London

Police have launched murder enquiries after two teenagers were stabbed to death in different parts of London on Thursday night.

Two teenagers stabbed to death in London
An 18-year old man was fatally stabbed in Leytonstone, east London, opposite Maryland railway station. One line of enquiry is that the death is gang related, the Metropolitan police said in a statement.

Police said the victim was knifed in the torso and was taken to Royal London hospital but died shortly after arriving.

Scotland Yard also said a 19-year-old was stabbed to death outside a service station in Wealdstone, northwest London, on Thursday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second 19-year-old man also suffered stab wounds in the incident and was taken to a west London hospital where his condition is said to be stable.

No arrests have been made in either incident.

The killings come after three boys were stabbed by a group of teenagers in a suspected gang fight in Chingford, east London, on Wednesday.

Last year, 28 teenagers were killed in violent incidents in London, most in stabbings, fuelling a national debate over youth crime, gangs and the state of British society.

In December, the government said a police crackdown on knife crime in 10 "hotspots" across England had led to a big fall in stabbings and in teenagers carrying weapons last summer.


Reuters
Last Mod: 20 Şubat 2009, 11:25
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