A “FLOWER vendor” has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in North London after reportedly trying to stop a mugging.
Police are searching a knifeman after the sufferer, aged in his 50s, was discovered at round 5.30pm yesterday with stab wounds on Essex Road in Islington.
A person has died after being stabbed in Islington yesterdayCredit: @London999
An air ambulance is pictured on the scene of the deadly stabbing in North LondonCredit: @London999
Emergency staff supplied first help to the injured man however he was pronounced useless on the scene at 5.38pm on Saturday.
According to some residents, the sufferer was a native flower vendor who was trying to stop a mugging when he was stabbed.
Police mentioned his household has been knowledgeable.
No arrests have been made and a crime scene stays in place, authorities mentioned.
An air ambulance was pictured touchdown close to the scene earlier than the person was pronounced useless.
In a assertion, the Metropolitan Police mentioned: “Police had been known as at 17:27hrs on Saturday, 29 May to stories of an injured man on Essex Road, N1.
“Officers attended and located a man affected by a stab wound and instantly supplied first help.
“Despite their efforts, and that of the London Ambulance Service, the person, believed to be aged in his 50s, was pronounced useless on the scene at 17:58hrs.”
This is the most recent death brought on by the town’s rampant knife crime epidemic.
London recorded the very best price of stabbings in the UK in 2019-20, with 179 offences involving a knife per 100,000 folks, in accordance to official information revealed in October.
Last month, a dad, 40, was stabbed to death in entrance of his teenage son after stepping in to shield him throughout a row on a London bus.
Witnesses heard a teenager shouting “no, no” because the horror assault unfolded in Willesden Green, North-West London at 5pm on April 29.
Footage confirmed the sufferer stood on the steps of the bus concerned in a row with one other man earlier than making his approach onto the road.
The father was then knifed in the doorway of a takeaway in entrance of terrified onlookers on the busy excessive highway.
A dad was killed whereas reportedly defending his son on a London bus final monthCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
But the Metropolitan Police try to put a stop to the knife plague which has blighted London for years.
Between 26 April and a couple of May, cops made 994 arrests and seized greater than 400 blades in the capital as a part of the brand new Operation Spectre.
Commander Alex Murray mentioned: “The outcomes from this operation spotlight the Met’s dedication and dedication to tackling violent crime, and I’m satisfied that with us seizing so many knives, now we have prevented additional stabbings.
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“As we transfer ahead into the summer time months, lowering violence and saving lives will stay our prime policing precedence.
“The current incidents of violence now we have seen in London reminds us precisely why operations like this are so vital.
“While this operation might have ended, be assured that our officers will proceed to be out on the streets each single day, finishing up these actions and utilizing each tactic obtainable to them to forestall violent crime.”