A 50-year-old Christian has become the 19th homicide victim in Sadiq Khan’s London this month.
David Potter was found stabbed to death in his flat above an Asian off-licence in Tooting by police on Monday afternoon, the Evening Standard reports.
Thought to be the eleventh homicide victim in the British capital in a fortnight, Mr. Potter is said to have been a regular churchgoer, and often took in homeless people to stay with him after having spent some time as a rough sleeper himelf in 2003.
“He was a good man. There was never a problem,” commented a worker at the off-licence he lived above.
The homeless population has exploded in recent years, driven in large part by migrants from the European Union and the wider world, who make up nearly a third and over one-tenth of the total, respectively.
EU homeless have become more difficult to remove recently after courts ruled deportations could violate the migrants’ Free Movement rights.
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Violent and sexual crimes have skyrocketed in the capital in recent years, with youth homicide up by an astonishing 70 per cent between 2015/16 and 2016/17.
Gun crime, too, has increased substantially — despite draconian gun control legislation — rising by 16.3 per cent from 2015/16 to 2016/17, and by an even more remarkable 42 per cent from 2015/16 to 2016/17.
One of the most recent victims — a Nigerian MP’s son who worked for charity and received a police bravery award as a teen for rescuing a woman from a sex attack — was shot dead at close range near his home in Dalston, which was the site of Black Lives Matter riots in 2017.
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