Third London Stabbing in 24 Hours After Man Knifed in Broad Daylight

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A 34-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after being stabbed in broad daylight in a residential area of south-east London.

Police and paramedics were called to Middle Park Avenue in Eltham in the London borough of Greenwich at 5 pm on Monday where they found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds, reports the Evening Standard.

He was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Detectives from Greenwich are investigating. A crime scene is in place.

“There has been no arrest at this early stage.”

The attack comes just over 24 hours after two other stabbings in the nation’s capital which is in the grips of a crime wave.

Shortly after 4:30 pm on Sunday, air ambulance and police were called to Sanders Lane, Mill Hill, in the north London borough of Barnet after “a man was found with stab injuries” in the street, according to the Met.

An eyewitness said that the victim was being chased by a gang of thugs, according to The Sun, in the moments before he was stabbed. His condition is unknown, and no arrests have yet been made.

Later that night on Sunday, at 11:45 pm, a man was stabbed outside The Taste of Lahore curry house in Harrow, west London.

A spokesman from Scotland Yard said: “A man believed to be in his mid-20s, was taken to a central London hospital suffering from stab injuries.

“We await an update on his condition.”

Again, no arrests have yet been made.

Violent crime continues to rise in the capital, with offences involving knives or sharp instruments rising by 16 percent with 40,147 knife crimes reported in the capital from January to the end of March 2018 alone.

Meanwhile, police also recorded 31 percent more rapes, up to 53,977, and 21 percent more other sexual offences, rising to 96,755.

There have been more than 80 homicide investigations opened since 2018, with murders set to surpass last year’s figures.

Former London Mayor and Conservative MP Boris Johnson criticised current Mayor Sadiq Khan for failing to deal with rising crime, accusing him of indulging in “politically correct virtue-signalling” and describing him as an “abject failure… either to grip the problem, or even to take responsibility”.

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