CCTV footage shows bystanders reacting to the moment a man was stabbed to death in the street in a “horrifying” attack. The killing in Islington, north London, took place in daylight on Monday and was witnessed by several members of the public, including a young girl. Footage shows members of the public walking along a pavement before stopping and turning in apparent horror. Read more CCTV catches moment knife fight erupted on busy Tube train Moments later a man is seen running down Upper Street. It is not known whether he is connected with the incident. It comes amid a spate of stabbings in London, with more than 60 murders in the capital since the beginning of 2018. The Metropolitan Police said: “This investigation is in its very early stages. At this time officers are actively working to trace at least two male suspects believed to have been involved in the incident. “The man, thought to be aged in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the … [Read more...] about Islington stabbing: CCTV shows horrified onlookers reacting to fatal stabbing on busy London street
Stop spate logan
LOGAN Paul's controversial YouTube video has brought Japan's so-called 'suicide forest' into the public eye. But where is Aokigahara and how did it get its morbid reputation? Here's what we know... Where is Aokigahara? Aokigahara is a sprawling forest which sits at the northwestern base of Mount Fuji - where the foliage is so thick it has become known as the 'Sea Of Trees'. Mount Fuji, or Fujisan, is about 100km from the capital, Tokyo, and is the highest peak in Japan. The forest of Aokigahara thrives on an area of 30 sq km of hardened lava, which was laid down during Fujisan's last major eruption - way back in 864 CE. The vast forest has several caves filled with ice, and parts of it are popular with tourists. But it's no place for a leisurely walk. The woods are filled with densely twisted trees, and the lava absorbs sound, giving visitors an eerie sense of solitude. Hundreds of people have chosen it as the place to spend their final moments, and walk in with no … [Read more...] about Where is Japan’s Aokigahara ‘suicide forest’ and what was the controversial Logan Paul YouTube video about?
London (AFP) - Another deadly night in London is putting pressure on political leaders, as a surge in violence on the streets of the British capital pushes its murder rate higher than New York's. Two teenagers were fatally shot and another was stabbed in the northeast of the city on Monday night. Some are blaming budget cuts for the spate of attacks. Larry Logan, a former police superintendent in east London, told AFP the city is facing "a perfect storm" of reduced police numbers and "decimated" social services due to funding cuts. He said "overworked" detectives are retiring or quitting as they struggle with the caseloads. Citing a recent conversation with a homicide detective, he said: "in his 35 years, he's never known it so overwhelming... they're just leaving in their droves." David Lammy, the local MP in Tottenham where one of the teenagers was killed, said he had requested an urgent meeting with Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Lammy said the violence was bring driven by drug turf … [Read more...] about London looks for answers as murder rate soars
The death of Tanesha Melbourne capped a terrifying weekend of violence on London’s streets which saw three people murdered and three left fighting for their lives after being stabbed or shot. While Tanesha lay dying in Tottenham, another teenager aged 16, was shot in the face in Walthamstow a few miles away. Police said he died in hospital with his family by his bedside on Tuesday evening. A 15-year-old boy, also discovered at the scene, was treated for stab injuries which are no longer life-changing and he was subsequently been released from hospital. David Lammy, the local MP in Tottenham where one of the teenagers was killed, said he had requested an urgent meeting with Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Mr Lammy said the violence was bring driven by drug turf wars and criticised the government's funding cuts for police. "We need to bring down the gangsters," he said. Family and friends of Tanesha said the killings were being driven by tit-for-tat killings in which gangs were … [Read more...] about Shooting victim described as ‘innocent child caught up in postcode war’ as second teenager dies
More people have been murdered in London than in New York for the first time in history amid a spate of fatal stabbings in the capital. Fifteen people were murdered in London in February, compared to 14 in the Big Apple. London murders for March also topped the number in New York, with 23 and 21 carried out respectively. A stabbing in the capital in the early hours of Easter Sunday brought the number of murders in London to 46 so far this year. And 31 of them were knife attacks. The 20-year-old victim was attacked moments after leaving a bar just after 1am and died in the street in Wandsworth, south-west London. A 21-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell said: "Sadly, another family has been left devastated with the tragic death of a young man from an act of violence. "We are appealing to anyone who was in the area to come forward. "We know that the victim left a bar in Garratt Lane, SW18 at 1.05am and then seven … [Read more...] about Young man stabbed to death as London’s murder rate becomes worse than New York’s