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Who Was Responsible For The Shooting and Stabbing In London During The Weekend?

The weekend turned bloody in London. On Saturday evening two individuals were shot dead and seven others were stabbed, with one fatal. In the course of just a few hours there were three separate fatal stabbings on the capital’s streets, one in Hackney and two in West London.

At least six people have been shot in London over the weekend, one fatally. The shootings have taken place across east and north-east London, with a fatal shooting on Sunday outside Wood Green Tube station.

A teenager was also arrested earlier today following an incident in Hackney on Saturday night that left a man dead and two others injured.

The capital has seen wild scenes in the past month, with seven people shot dead or killed by stabbings in just one week. Police are investigating whether the number of deaths is linked to violence sweeping through other parts of the country. Commuters at King’s Cross Station also revealed how they were forced to barricade themselves during a shooting last month that left two wounded.

It’s been a tough week for London, with a number of violent crimes being reported. So far, the knife-wielding incidents have ranged from minor stabbings to terror attacks like Saturday’s. One man was killed and another was injured on Saturday night after an ‘Asian-sounding’ man launched a machete attack in Finsbury Park. It is believed that the attacker had mental health problems.

The London Bloodshed happened during the weekend, but it is thought that the unpredictability of violence in a crowded city makes it difficult to assess whether or not these incidents happen more during weekends or weekdays.
“There are lots of factors that contribute to violence: alcohol, economic boom/bust, inequality and so on ,” criminologist Professor David Wilson told The Guardian. “But I don’t think anyone has looked specifically at the weekend effect. What we can say is that, while the public perception is that it happens more at weekends, the reality is not much different.”

The Fatlin Hornchurch bar in Havering, east London, was contacted by authorities. After obtaining first treatment at the scene, the man, 23, was transported to the hospital with several knife wounds. Police have produced an animated image of a guy they are attempting to identify as part of their inquiry. Footage from the bar stabbing shows a guy conversing in a small group before approaching the victim from behind and administering many blows. “We have been putting out a number of urgent inquiries to locate this male.” Police have launched a fresh appeal for witnesses. A 43 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and police are searching for two men aged in their 20s. “The victim suffered serious injuries but they are not thought to be life threatening,” a Metropolitan Police spokesman said. Officers were informed of the incident at 11pm on Saturday night and rushed to the scene, where they found the 31-year-old man suffering from knife wounds. The 23-year-old victim was attacked at about 11pm in an “unprovoked assault” outside the bar near Romford, Essex, police said last night.

There has been a recent surge in violent crime in London city this past weekend, after a man stabbed another man to death Saturday evening on Hornchurch Street and then wounded four others in an apparent spree of violence. The victim was pronounced dead before arrival, while the suspect is still at large.

Police are warning the public that anyone who recognizes this individual should contact them immediately, or provide any witnesses that have not yet spoken to police with information.

Police have currently appealed to the public for assistance in identifying a man wanted in connection with a murder investigation.

In an unrelated incident, the police were called to reports of a man with a gun near Beaufort Street and Kings Road, SW3 in Chelsea at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday 25 July 2014. The man is described as black, about 6ft tall, slim-built and wearing a dark Nike hooded top, yellow jeans and trainers.

The London Police Gun Shot Crime Unit is also asking anyone who witnessed this incident to call 020 8785 4403 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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