London stabbings: Six teenagers attacked in 90 minutes during night of violence

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Whew, good thing London has strict gun control laws to stop the violence in their streets!

From Yahoo: Six teenagers have been stabbed within 90 minutes in another night of violence on London’s streets.

A 13-year-old boy was among the victims of four separate knife attacks, which took place as protesters gathered elsewhere in the capital to demand action to prevent young people dying.

Earlier, Tottenham MP David Lammy said violence in London was the “worst I’ve ever seen it” and warned there was “absolutely no sign” of an end to the bloodshed following a spate of murders as drugs drive turf wars between gangs.

Crowds gathered at Hackney Central station in east London on Thursday, close to where 18-year-old Israel Ogunsola was stabbed to death the previous night.

But as demonstrators and community leaders called for peace, violence was breaking out again on the capital’s streets.

A 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed near Little Ilford Park, Newham. Three other boys were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Minutes later a man in his late teens was taken to hospital following a stabbing in Ealing Broadway, west London. The Metropolitan Police said it was awaiting an update on his condition.

An hour earlier, three boys were taken to hospital following a knife attack in Mile End, east London. Two were in a serious condition, Tower Hamlets police said. The third was treated for minor injuries before being arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

The night of violence had begun at 5.30pm, when a 15-year-old boy was seriously injured in a stabbing in East India Docks. His condition was stable and his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. No arrests have been in connection to the attacks in Ealing Broadway or East India Docks.

The violence on Thursday evening came after a man in his twenties was injured in a stabbing in Walthamstow, north-east London, at around 12.50pm.

The flurry of knife attacks followed the killings of three teenagers in the capital in the first four days of this month.

Tanesha Melbourne, 17, was shot dead in a drive-by attack in Tottenham, north London, on 2 April. Minutes later, 16-year-old Amaan Shakoor died in a gun attack three miles away in Walthamstow. No arrests have been made in connection to either murder.

Two 17-year-old boys have been held on suspicion of killing 18-year-old Mr Ogunsola.

At the protest in Hackney, demonstrators of various ages huddled around the station entrance before linking hands in a wide circle nearby in solidarity for those killed.

Protest organisers Guiding A New Generation – commonly known as GANG – invited people to share their stories and plead for an end to the killings.

One speaker, who addressed the crowd under the name Scripture, said he had seen people being killed at close hand. “It’s not a pretty sight,” he said. “You know what, it’s not a computer game. You’re not gonna come back, bruv.

“These youths who are doing damage to each other are not coming back, and they’re not learning their lesson neither.”

Hackney Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Pauline Pearce told the rally young people felt “disenfranchised” by their environments.

She said: “A lot of the children feel disenfranchised, they don’t feel they belong, they haven’t really got a meaning – they don’t feel that they have that connection to society, so a lot of things go wrong for them and sadly this is the sort of retaliation that comes.”

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11 responses to “London stabbings: Six teenagers attacked in 90 minutes during night of violence

  1. You can ask for an end to the killings all you want, bruv, it ain’t changing nothin! How come “Sadist” Kahn ain’t confiscating all them knives and cutting all them peoples hands off after this? Guns gone o’viously not enough, so need more confiscations to keep people safe. And don’t forget to confiscate the cars and the vans and the trucks. And demolish them evil bridges! Didn’t some nut Muslim kill a bunch of people on a bridge? No bridges, no more bridge killings! Yeah. That should do it for starters.

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  2. Comrade Obama

    The glories of diversity. See how nations like Japan and Korea are so unsafe because they do not have the glories of different rACIAL AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS TO ENRICH THEIR SOCIETIES.

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  3. The mayor now going for knife control: “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”

    https://twitchy.com/jacobb-38/2018/04/08/knife-control-now-london-mayor-says-anyone-carrying-the-sharp-utensil-will-feel-the-full-force-of-the-law/

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  4. That moooooooooooooooooslim mayor is about useless and needs to be run off.

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  5. I carry 3 knives (of varying length) in my car – a pocket knife, a tactical/survival knife, and a bowie knife. Good thing I don’t live in London.

    I also have a collapsible baton in the car.

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  6. Goodness, I see a big increase in tourism in the future, sarc. What did anyone expect electing a man that death has little to no meaning. Careful who you put into office.

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  7. Let’s see how the ignorant ‘leaders’ react to this. I find it astonishing that people have enough brains to acquire a position but not enough to fulfill that position. Most ‘leaders’ today are marked by their sheer incompetence and ability to take any problem and make it worse.

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