The latest murder in Haringey has made the violent killings toll reach highest in 10-years, in London.
A man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Haringey, north London. A probe has been launched by the Met Police following the brutal murder.
The victim was the 131st person to be killed violently. The number of people stabbed to death has reached 131 in London this year – the most since 2009.
According to the police, the 25-year-old victim was found at Albert Place in Haringey at around 1.20 am. He was pronounced dead after he was rushed by the emergency services to the hospital at 2.15 am.
Scotland Yard detectives are trying to trace and notify his next of kin. The police said they know who the victim was, but await formal identification.
Detective Chief Inspector Glen Lloyd said: “We’re in the early stages of the investigation and at this stage we are working hard to piece together the chain of events that led to a young man losing his life. Only days before Christmas, a life has been senselessly taken and my team will work tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice as soon as possible.
“I am appealing to anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, to come forward and speak to police. If there is a reluctance to speak to police, you can of course contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”
As of now, two teenagers have been arrested on the suspicion of murder. Two boys, 15- and 16-years-old are in the custody of police for questioning.
A post-mortem will take place in due course.
Violent killings, especially knife stabbing involving young men, have been a major concern in the capital this year.
As an aftermath of rise in violent killings – especially after the Haringey murder – the Met Police have put more officers on streets.
The police also asked anyone with any information to report on 101 quoting CAD 503/December 22, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.