A 23-year-old man has been stabbed to death in the street in north London, becoming the second person to die from knife crime in the capital in less than 12 hours.
Police rushed to Waterloo Road, Uxbridge, shortly after 1am on Saturday to reports of a man found in the street with stab wounds.
He was taken to a west London hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, Scotland Yard said.
The victim, from Hayes, west London, died less than 12 hours after a man, aged in his 30s, was fatally knifed during a fight in a barber’s shop in Harlesden on Friday afternoon.
He is the tenth person to die from knife crime in London in less than two weeks.
Police have urged witnesses to the attack to come forward.
Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Packer said: “A young man has lost his life and I am appealing to the public to give us all the help they can.
“In particular I would ask anyone who was in the vicinity of Waterloo Road from midnight to early in the morning to call us.
“If you saw or heard anything please do not hesitate; your information could be vital.”
The victim’s next of kin have been informed but formal identification is yet to take place, a Met Police spokesman said.
He added: “No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.”
Seun Mcmillan, 23, died on Tuesday night after he was stabbed in Barnet.
While police launched a manhunt in Mile End after Karolina Chwiluk was knifed to death inside a house on Thursday – bringing the total knife-crime related deaths up to 10 in just 11 days.
The Met has responded by launching an 80-strong task force to be deployed to trouble spots to curb flare-ups of violence and is understood to have increased stop and search in knife crime hotspots.
In a week long operation officers and police cadets are carrying out test purchases of knives in stores and promoting “amnesty bins” for knives around London.
Police carrying out weapon sweeps on Operation Sceptre patrols have already uncovered an array of knives hidden by gangs.
Any witnesses, or anyone with any information about the incident in Uxbridge, can contact the incident room on 020 8345 3865, or police via 101 or by tweeting @MetCC.
To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
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