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London crime: Mum of two murdered, waitress stabbed ‘by customer’ and four other stabbings in disgraceful week of violence

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A mum of two has been murdered and a waitress is fighting for her life in hospital after a video appears to show her being stabbed “by a customer” in a dark week of horrific violent crimes across London.

It is expected that as the weather gets warmer incidents of crime and violence will increase across the capital – but the pure scale and number of incidents this week has shocked Londoners.

Here is an overview of the violent crimes that have happened in London this week.

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Mum stabbed to death in Bethnal Green

The scene in Bethnal Green

A 40-year-old mum was found stabbed to death in a property at Globe Road in Bethnal Green. Police were called just after 4.05pm o Thursday March 24 over concerns for the woman’s welfare.

Officers confirmed that the woman – believed to be a mum of children who attended nearby Bangabandhu Primary School – died at the scene and her relatives have been informed. They are being supported by specialist officers.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “The death is being treated as suspicious and detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have been informed. Enquiries are ongoing and a crime scene remains in place. At this early stage of the investigation, no arrests have been made.”

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Waitress ‘stabbed by customer’ in broad daylight

Barking Road

A police cordon is in place around the restaurant on Barking Road

Meanwhile witnesses were left horrified after a video appeared to show a waitress being stabbed in broad daylight at a restaurant on Barking Road and was left with life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred shortly after 2pm on Friday March 25, and London Ambulance Service and the Metropolitan Police responded to the incident.

It is understood the victim was stabbed “by a customer” at Hyderabad Wala Indian restaurant. Police have arrested a man over the incident but the woman is fighting for her life in hospital.

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Man stabbed at Asda in Wembley

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The Wembley Asda was the scene of a stabbing on March 24

On Thursday another stabbing took place at a supermarket in North West London. A man in his 20s was stabbed at a branch of Asda on Forty Lane in Wembley. He was rushed to hospital but he does not have life-threatening injuries.

Police were called at around 5:30pm. They asked: “Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 5453/24Mar or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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Tooting Broadway fight ends in stabbing

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A still from the video where you can see the fight underway

Earlier that same day a video emerged on social media which appeared to show a violent fight outside Tooting Broadway station. Police were called at 3:12pm but did not find any victims or suspects at the scene.

A police spokesperson said: “A man, aged his 30s, subsequently attended a South London hospital with a stab injury to his chest. His condition was assessed as not life-threatening. Enquiries suggest the injury was as a result of the incident outside Tooting Broadway Underground Station.”

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Teenager stabbed in Islington

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Northampton Park, Islington and rushed to hospital. Police were called at 5:33pm on March 24 due to reports of people fighting.

Police attended along with the London Ambulance Service and the teenager was found at the scene with stab injuries. He was taken to hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening.

The boy was later arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon.

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Croydon house fire is suspected arson attack

Firefighters working at the scene of the Croydon house fire

Firefighters working at the scene of the Croydon house fire

A serious fire destroyed most of a home in Croydon on Thursday March 24, leaving firefighters from London Fire Brigade tackling the blaze for hours.

On-duty police officers noticed the fire at St Augustine’s Avenue at around 12:05pm. Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters arrived at the scene to try and bring the blaze under control.

After the fire was extinguished LFB confirmed that the second-floor roof conversion was completely destroyed by the fire and part of the first and ground floor of the property, which had been converted into flats.

A man was arrested by police at the scene on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

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Man fighting for life after pub attack

Earlier in the week on Tuesday March 22, police were called to reports of an assault at a pub in Hanwell. The incident took place outside the Duke of York and police were called shortly before 10am.

A man, believed to be aged in his 30s, was found with head injuries. He was taken by the LAS to a Central London hospital where he remains in a critical condition. A visible blood stain could be seen outside the pub on the pavement.

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Cherkenwell murder

2 Victim Sabita Thanwani

Sabita Thanwani, 19, was murdered on Saturday (March 19)

Last Saturday a 19-year-old student was found murdered in her halls of residence in Cherkenwell. Sabita Thanwani was found with serious neck injuries at her halls of residence on Saturday (March 19).

Officers rushed to Arbour House, in Sebastian Street, Clerkenwell, at about 5.10am to reports Ms Thanwani, a British national, was hurt. They desperately tried to save her life alongside paramedics but despite their efforts, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man has since been charged with her murder.

Read the full story here.

Anyone with any information on any of these tragic crimes should get in touch with police on 101, or phone Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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