Two more murders in London - teen stabbed and another fights for life while man shot dead


TWO more young males have been murdered in London overnight on opposite sides of the capital.

A teen was murdered and another is fighting for his life after a mass brawl in east London in the early hours of this morning in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Less than two hours later a man aged in his 30s was shot in West Kensington and paramedics were unable to save him.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, is leading the investigation into the stabbings.

He said: “This is a highly worrying incident that has left one young man dead and another fighting for his life in hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends at this difficult time. “I also want to reassure them and the wider community that my team and I are working around the clock to establish exactly what has happened and who is responsible. I would ask anyone who witnessed this incident or may have information that could help our investigation to please get in touch with us and share what you know.

“I am aware of reports saying that about a hundred people, armed with weapons were involved. While I would stress that our investigation is in its very early stages, this information does not appear to be wholly accurate. We know a significant number of people were caught up in this incident but not necessarily directly involved or armed with weapons.”

Police were called at 12:09am on Sunday, 4 September police were called to reports of a disturbance involving a large number of people in Lichfield Road.

Officers attended and became aware of two males with stab wounds.

Medics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

Both males were taken to an east London hospital.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, one of the males – who is believed to be aged 17 – was pronounced dead at 01:54am.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The second male – who is believed to be 18 – remains in a critical condition.

An investigation is under way but at this early stage, no arrests have been made.

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has captured footage or images, should call the Major Incident Room on 0208 345 3715, giving the reference Operation Wildcast.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555

111.

A separate murder investigation was launched following the shooting in West Kensington.

At 2:02am today police were called to Kensington High Street following reports of a firearms discharge.

Officers attended and carried out a search of the area.

They found a man – believed to be in his 30s – with gunshot wounds and provided emergency first aid until the arrival of the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

The man was taken to a central London hospital where he died at 05:32hrs. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have launched an investigation.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time.

At this early stage anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC giving the reference 824/04SEP.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.