#AceNewsReport – June.17: A fourth person has been murdered following a weekend of violence in London that saw riot police deployed to a shopping centre: The latest killing took place in Stratford, east London, in which a man in his 40s was found collapsed as a result of stab wounds at 12.40am today: His was pronounced dead 20 minutes later and police have put in place an order that allows them to stop and search people throughout the entire borough of Newham until 6pm today: Over the weekend three people were killed in 24 hours after six stabbings took place across the capital and violence broke out after a robbery near Stratford Westfield Shopping Centre: Officers were jumped on and had bottles pelted at them by around 100 youths
Officers called to a robbery at a bus station next to Westfield shopping centre in Stratford (Picture: London999) // Metro
Witnesses fled the scene and at least one woman was injured in the stampede after falling down some stairs: Police managed to eventually control the situation, arresting three people on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon after a hunting knife was discovered.
Among the dead from the weekend of violence is construction student Cheyon Evans, 18, who was stabbed to death in Tooting, south west London, at 4.42pm on Friday: Witnesses said he was stabbed repeatedly by a gang of teenagers and two people, a teenager, 17, who cannot be named and Mohammed Nadir Dafallah, 18, have been charged.
MET Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matthew Twist, said: ‘Firstly, our thoughts are with all the victims’ families and friends who are facing the most devastating tragedy imaginable this weekend and indeed to their wider communities: ‘We made a significant number of arrests in relation to the three incidents and officers are undertaking further activities, following up additional investigative leads to ensure that we achieve justice for the families of those affected by violence in the last few days: ‘We have increased the coverage of the Violent Crime Task Force in targeted areas across London this weekend and officers from across the boroughs, supported by colleagues from specialist units, will continue to undertake high-visibility patrols which will remain in place today and into the start of the week: ‘We have been using a number of operational tactics in targeted locations, to prevent further violence and to provide reassurance to the communities in those areas: ‘The circumstances, causes and motives for any homicide or serious violence incident are different and unique, and require different investigative strategies and approaches: ‘But we are taking a service-wide response and all officers right across London continue to be relentless in our pursuit of those who bring violence to our communities: ‘The public also play a huge role in helping to both prevent and detect crime.’
AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: June.17: 2019:
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