DAY OF VIOLENCE: Woman fights for life following shooting after two stabbed to death in London


A WOMAN is fighting for her life after being shot just a few hours after two people were stabbed to death in separate incidents in a day of violence in London.

Police were called at 8.52pm this evening (Sunday, November 22) to Westgate Street in Hackney, north London, following reports of a shooting. Officers attended with colleagues from the London Ambulance Service and found a woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, suffering from a gunshot injury. CPR was administered at the scene by officers prior to LAS arrival. She was then transported to an east London hospital; her condition is being treated as life-threatening.

Her next of kin have been informed.

There have been no arrests at this time.

A crime scene is in place and full enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

Any witnesses or those who have information that could assist police are asked to call 101 ref CAD 6587/22 Nov.

Alternatively tweet @MetCC, or to remain 100% anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Just a few hours earlier a man was stabbed to death in Lambeth and another man was knifed fatally in Kensal Green Cemetery at 2pm.

Police were called at 5.59pm today (Sunday November 22) by the London Ambulance Service to a location in Ramillies Close, Lambeth, south London.

Officers attended, along with colleagues from the London Air Ambulance, but the man in his twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are trying to trace his next of kin. No arrests have been made at this stage.

A crime scene remains in place at the location, and officers are continuing their enquires.

Anyone with information can contact the police on 101, quoting CAD 5428.

It came just a few hours after a man was found fatally stabbed in Kensal Green Cemetery.

Police were called at 2pm to the cemetery in Harrow Road, Kensal Green.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance attended and found a man-no further details- suffering from stab injuries. A police helicopter was seen circling the area overhead.

Despite the efforts of emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace his next of kin.

A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident and is in police custody.

Officers remain in the area as enquiries continue.

The Met issued a statement in the hope of stemming the amount of violence.

It said: "If you have any information about knife crime, please contact police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 – your anonymity is guaranteed.

"They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

"No detail you might have is too small - every bit of information helps towards the fight against knife crime in London.

"It can feel like a hard call, but it could save a life.

"If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free https://www.knifefree.co.uk/get-help-support/ and Fearless: https://www.fearless.org/en."