London crime: 2 dead and 2 stabbed in 48 hours of mindless violence on city’s streets

Multiple stabbings have seen two Londoners die and another two rushed to hospital in what has been a dark few days of mindless violence on the capital’s streets. On Wednesday (1 June) a man was fatally stabbed in Neasden which saw a long trail of blood running around the neighbourhood while on Friday (3 June), rap legend Hypo was tragically stabbed to death at a Jubilee Bank Holiday party in Redbridge.

On Wednesday, a man believed to be aged in his mid-20s sadly died after he was stabbed in North West London. Police confirmed that they attended reports of a stabbing at Henderson Close in Neasden and found a man injured in the street.

Despite their best efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene at around 7.15pm. Photos from the scene showed a huge crime scene in place with a long trail of blood running around the neighbourhood. The victim’s next of kin have been notified and are receiving support. A post-mortem will be carried out in due course. No arrests have yet been made.

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Residents in Neasden are reeling after the deadly knife attack

Just after midnight on Friday (3 June), rap legend Hypo was stabbed to death at a party in East London. The rapper, a former boyfriend of singer Emeli Sandé, had filmed himself arriving at the event shortly before he died. Horrific footage shared on social media showed paramedics battling to save his life.

Police also believe that other guests filmed him being stabbed and some may have unwittingly caught the attack on mobile. They have appealed for anyone with footage or information to come forward.

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Hypo was stabbed to death at a party in Redbridge and police want anyone with mobile phone footage to come forward

Hypo, who was in his 30s, died just after midnight on June 3 at Ashton Town Playing Fields, in Chigwell Road, Woodford Green. He and his twin sister had recently celebrated their birthday and he is believed to have got engaged last week.

Hundreds of friends and fans have paid tribute to Hypo on social media with many sharing videos of him performing. Actress Tanika Bailey paid her tributes on social media and said: “Hypo.. my big brother.. we fight like cat & dog! , but I would’ve never wished death on you.. only Jah know, I’m sorry this happened!”

Rapper Genesis Elijah also remembered Hypo and said: “I still got footage of me Hypes and Dappy chilling at the shop that I never put out. RIP Hypo.”

There have been no arrests at this stage. Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, said: “This man was attacked at a party and we know that a large number of people would have been in attendance. I would urge anyone who is yet to speak with us to come forward and let us know what you saw.

“It is possible that events leading up to the stabbing, and perhaps the murder itself, were captured on people’s phones. Please take a look and call us. It is vital that we establish what happened.”

More recently, two men have been taken to hospital after being stabbed in East London, again in Redbridge. Police were called to Green Lane, Ilford, near the junction with Goodmayes Lane at around 7.15pm yesterday (3 June).

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A number of police and ambulance vehicles were pictured on the scene in Ilford

A video taken shortly after the incident, at 7.50pm, shows a number of police cars on the scene as locals watch on. London Ambulance Service paramedics and ambulances can also be seen parked along the road. Police say they are still investigating the incident and have not yet made any arrests in relation to it. The Met Police have not indicated that the two incidents are linked.

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