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London crime: Deadly Bank Holiday weekend leaves 2 dead, 2 shot, 2 fighting for life and a woman raped

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As millions have enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend, London’s emergency services have dealt with a number of serious incidents including fatal stabbings and a rape in East London. One killing took place outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

Two people were also shot and one stabbed in Barking in the early hours of Monday, May 2. A man in Forest Hill has also been left in a life threatening condition after being stabbed yesterday afternoon (May 2) – a 39-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Family and friends of the victims have been left reeling by these tragic deaths and injuries with many others increasingly concerned about rising crime rates in the capital.

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Woman arrested after man stabbed in Forest Hill

The incident took place at a residential property at Crowmarsh Gardens in Forest Hill

A man in his 30s has been left fighting for his life following a stabbing in South East London yesterday (Monday, May 2). According to police, a 39-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident.

Police were called to a residential property at Crowmarsh Gardens in Forest Hill, shortly before 2.20pm. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said officers attended the incident, along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

A man, aged in his 30s, was found with a stab injury and was rushed to hospital where he remains in life threatening condition. The 39-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm with intent remains in custody at a South London police station.

MyLondon has contacted the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service for a further update on the victim’s condition. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 3813/02May. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Two shot and one stabbed in Barking

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Police were called to Hertford Road in Barking

A man was stabbed while a second man and woman suffered gunshot injuries, in Barking yesterday (May 2). Police were called shortly before 4am on Monday, 2 May, to reports of a shooting in Hertford Road, Barking.

At the scene, they found a man aged in his 20s suffering stab injuries. He was taken to hospital where his condition is not believed to be life-threatening. A short time later, officers were alerted to a man and woman who had gone to a East London hospital.

The man in his 30s had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg which is not life-threatening. The woman had sustained minor injuries consistent with grazing from a bullet. At this stage, it is thought that all three people were injured in the Hertford Road area where police cordons remain in place.

Fatal stabbing outside St Paul’s

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The victim did not survive the stabbing

Police continue to search for a killer after a man was stabbed to death in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral in Central London late on Sunday night (May 1). The man was found seriously injured after City of London Police were called to the scene on Gresham Street at 11.30pm on May 1.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene and given CPR, before being rushed by ambulance to Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel where he sadly died of his injuries. The identity and age of the victim is not yet known and police have not made any arrests, the investigation ongoing.

In a statement Assistant Commissioner Pete O’Doherty, from the City of London Police, said: “City of London Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Gresham Street, EC2V, at 11.30pm on May 1.

“Officers found a man suffering from serious injuries and carried out CPR at the scene before he was taken to the Royal London Hospital where he later sadly died. Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.”

Woman raped in Hackney alley with attacker still on the loose

A woman was also raped in the early hours of Sunday morning (May 1), after police were called to a lane off Rossington Street at around 2.15am. The victim is currently being supported by specialist officers, and no one has been arrested.

A spokesperson for Hackney Police said: “We are investigating a report of a rape in a lane off Rossington Street E5 at around 2.15am on May 1. The victim – an adult female – is being supported by specialist officers. No arrest at this stage. Anyone with info yet to speak with police is asked to call 101, ref 935/01may.”

Man stabbed to death in Greenwich

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Police on the scene of the fatal stabbing in Greenwich

A man in his 30s was stabbed to death in the early hours of Sunday, May 1, after a fight broke out outside a bar in Greenwich. He was rushed to hospital and died shortly after. Police were called at 2.15am to Greenwich High Road to reports of a man with stab injuries. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Next of kin have been informed and an investigation is underway. Police believe the incident took place outside Belushi’s bar next to Greenwich rail station. A British Transport Police statement said: “Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed in Greenwich in the early hours of this morning (1 May).

“Officers from British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police were called to Greenwich High Road at 2.15am following reports of a stabbing. They quickly attended alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and a man in his 30s was taken to hospital where he very sadly died a short time later. His family have been informed, and detectives from British Transport Police will be leading the investigation.”

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People have begun to come to the scene to pay their respects to the victim

Detective chief inspector Steve May said: “This was a shocking and brutal act of violence which has resulted in a man tragically losing his life today. While we are at an early stage of our investigation, we believe this attack followed a fight close to the entrance of Belushi’s bar on Greenwich High Road.

“Officers are working tirelessly to locate the person responsible, and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed what happened or the events leading up to it to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Likewise, if you were driving in the area at the time please check your dash com footage for anything untoward. Your information could be crucial to our investigation.”

Anyone with any information or witnesses to the incident should contact police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 108 of 01/05/22. Alternatively you can anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Seven arrested after huge fight ‘with weapons’ in Enfield

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Ponders End High Street in Enfield has been cordoned off

Seven people were arrested after a huge fight on Ponders End High Street in Enfield involving weapons. Police rushed to the scene at 1.50am on Monday morning, May 2.

All seven were arrested, for offences including possession of a weapon and affray. A number of knives were also recovered at the scene. There have been no reported injuries but a crime scene remains in place. You can follow what happened in our live blog here.

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