A mob of 100 youths pelted police with bottles as they investigated a robbery during a weekend of violence in London that left three dead.
Four officers were hurt when the gang leapt on police responding to a robbery alert at a bus station by Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London on Saturday.
Amid chaotic scenes, passengers fled screaming in terror and one woman was injured when she fell down stairs.
Officers came under attack from the ‘hostile’ crowd armed with weapons including a large hunting knife.
The crowd threw bottles and missiles at police outside the bus station, near Westfield shopping centre
Three people were arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon following the rampage, which broke out at 8pm as a crowd of revellers were leaving a nearby event.
The incident came on a weekend of violence in the capital, with three people killed among a total of six stabbings and one shooting in just 24 hours.
Scotland Yard said more officers had been deployed in the capital following the incidents.
Those killed included Cheyon Evans, 18, who was stabbed on an estate in Tooting, south-west London at 4.42pm on Friday. Witnesses said the construction student at Lambeth College was knifed up to 17 times by a gang of teenagers.
Two suspects – aged 17 and 18 – were later charged with the teenager’s murder.
Mr Evans’s sister Charice wrote on social media: ‘You knew how much I loved you, my best friend, my right hand, my everything.
Officers came under attack from the ‘hostile’ crowd armed with weapons including a large hunting knife
‘Words can’t even explain how heartbroken I am. The fact that I’ll never see you, hug you or hear your voice again kills me.’
Just 12 minutes after his killing, Eniola Aluko was shot dead in a car park in Plumstead, south-east London, during an unrelated attack.
The 19-year-old is said to have been blasted several times in the neck and chest.
Officers later arrested four men aged 16 to 18 and a 17-year-old girl on suspicion of murder.
Then, at 2pm on Saturday, a man in his thirties was stabbed to death in a field next to a children’s nursery in Tower Hamlets, east London.
A 33-year-old man and a 28-year-old man have now been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to the incident.
There were also several injuries in the capital following attacks over the weekend.
At 3.30pm on Saturday, officers were called to Edmonton Green in north London after a man in his forties was knifed in the chest.
He was taken to hospital, where his condition was said to be critical but stable last night.
Three men were also stabbed in a separate attacks in Clapham and Brixton, south-west London, on Saturday morning.
Police arrested a total of 11 people following the violence.
Matthew Twist, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said: ‘Our thoughts are with all the victims’ families and friends who are facing the most devastating tragedy imaginable.
‘We made a significant number of arrests in relation to the various incidents and officers are undertaking further activities, following up additional investigative leads to ensure that we achieve justice for the families of those affected by violence in the last few days.’
It comes on another weekend on violence in the capital, with three people killed in just 24 hours.
An 18-year-old student and a 19-year-old man were shot and stabbed to death within 12 minutes of each other in separate attacks in London.
A number of police cars can be seen in the clip, they are thought to be responding to
Cheyon Evans (left), 18, was stabbed to death in Tooting, south west London, on Friday. Just 12 minutes after Cheyon was attacked, Eniola Aluko (right), 19, was shot to death in Plumstead, south east London
- Jan 1: Charlotte Huggins, 32, Camberwell
- Jan 1: Tudor Simionov, 33, Mayfair
- Jan 4: Simbiso Aretha Moula, 39, Rainham
- Jan 6: Sarah Ashraf, 35, Isle of Dogs
- Jan 7: Jayden Moody, 14, Waltham Forest
- Jan 11: Asma Begum, 31, Canning Town
- Jan 27: Kamil Malysz, 34, Acton
- Jan 29: Nedim Bilgin, 17, Islington
- Feb 4: Carl Thorpe, 46, Highgate
- Feb 5: Lejean Richards, 19, Battersea
- Feb 10: Dennis Anderson, 39, East Dulwich
- Feb 18: Bright Akinlele, 22, Camden
- Feb 19: Brian Wieland, 69, Chingford
- Feb 21: Glendon Spence, 23, Brixton
- Feb 22: Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, Wood Green
- Feb 25: David Lopez-Fernandez, 38, Tower Hamlets
- Feb 26: Che Morrison, 20, Ilford
- Mar 1: Jodie Chesney, 17, Harold Hill
- Mar 2: Elize Linda Stevens, 50, Hendon
- Mar 2: Jolia Bogdan, 3 months, Croydon
- Mar 3: Unnamed man, 37, Soho
- Mar 6: Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, Kew
- Mar 6: David Martinez, 26, Leyton
- Mar 7: Antoinette Donnegan, 52, Battersea
- Mar 7: Ayub Hassan, 17, West Kensington
- Mar 16: Nathaniel Armstrong, 29, Fulham
- Mar 22: Abdirashid Mohamoud, 17, Isleworth
- Mar 24: Ravi Katharkamar, 54, Pinner
- Mar 27: Ramane Richard Wiggan, 25, West Norwood
- Mar 28: Zahir Visiter, 25, Regents Park
- Mar 29: Gavin Garraway, 40, Clapham
- Apr 1: Calvin Bungisa, 22, Kentish Town
- Apr 2: Hubert Hall, 60, Walthamstow
- Apr 7: Annabelle Lancaster, 22, Enfield
- Apr 8: Noore Bashir Salad, 22, Manor Park
- Apr 16: Gopinath Kasivisuwanathan, 27, Wembley
- Apr 17: Steven Brown, 47, Stoke Newington
- Apr 23: Meshak Williams, 21, Harlesden
- Apr 26: Mihrican Mustafa, 38, Canning Town
- Apr 26: Henriett Szucs, 34, Canning Town
- Apr 26: Amy Parsons, 35, Whitechapel
- Apr 26: Joshua White, 29, Hackney
- May 1: Tashaun Aird, 15, Hackney
- May 5: Constantin Sin, 51, Leytonstone
- May 5: Junior Urugbezi-Edwards, 18, Southwark
- May 11: Erik San-Filippo, 23, Islington
- May 16: Barrington Davis, 54, Lewisham
- May 23: Vladimir Koudriavtsev, 69, Kensington
- May 23: Tatiana Koudriavtsev, 68, Kensington
- May 25: Iderval da Silva, 46, Battersea
- May 26: Alimal Islam, 23, Tower Hamlets
- May 28: Ismaila Ceesay, 33, Forest Gate
- May 30: Steven Kennedy, 61, Plaistow Park
- May 30: Graham Howe, 52, Harrow
- June 1: Baris Kucuk, 33, Haringey
- June 4: Adrian Murphy, 43, Battersea
- June 14: Unnamed boy, Wandsworth
- June 14: Unnamed boy, Plumstead
- June 15: Unnamed man, Tower Hamlets
Scotland Yard increased patrols after 11 people were arrested, following three fatal incidents.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matthew Twist, said: ‘Firstly, our thoughts are with all the victims’ families and friends who are facing the most devastating tragedy imaginable this weekend and indeed to their wider communities.
‘We made a significant number of arrests in relation to the three incidents and officers are undertaking further activities, following up additional investigative leads to ensure that we achieve justice for the families of those affected by violence in the last few days.
‘We have increased the coverage of the Violent Crime Task Force in targeted areas across London this weekend and officers from across the boroughs, supported by colleagues from specialist units, will continue to undertake high-visibility patrols which will remain in place today and into the start of the week.
‘We have been using a number of operational tactics in targeted locations, to prevent further violence and to provide reassurance to the communities in those areas.
‘The circumstances, causes and motives for any homicide or serious violence incident are different and unique, and require different investigative strategies and approaches.
‘But we are taking a service-wide response and all officers right across London continue to be relentless in our pursuit of those who bring violence to our communities.
‘The public also play a huge role in helping to both prevent and detect crime.
I urge anyone who has information about an incident, or about someone they suspect to be carrying a weapon to get in touch. Information doesn’t just help detect crime but vitally can help prevent crime from taking place. Information from communities can help save lives.
‘We understand people are nervous about anonymity but I want to reassure the public that any information provided to police is treated in the strictest confidence.
However, if you don’t want to speak to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. It’s 100% anonymous. They never ask your name or trace your call or I.P address.’
Boy, 15, is stabbed in the FACE in brutal north London street fight in weekend of mayhem that saw two other teens murdered in the capital
by Terri-Ann Williams
A teenager has been stabbed in the face following a fight outside a tube station in London.
Police were called to the Tufnell Park area of London following reports of a fight in progress, in a weekend of mayhem that has already seen two other teenagers murdered in the city.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the incident at Brecknock Road at around 4.20pm and found the 15-year-old with a stab wound to the face.
Officers and the London Ambulance service pictured outside Tufnell Park Station earlier this afternoon
An officer was pictured running across the street following the incident in which 15-year-old was stabbed
Officers were seen outside the station after the boy was taken to hospital with a stab wound to the face
The boy, who has not yet been named has been taken to a north London hospital, where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
A 25-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of GBH and is currently in police custody.
Police said enquiries are continuing into the incident and that Dartmouth Park Hill has been temporarily closed.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 5270 /16, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anoymously on 0800 555 111.
It comes as an 18-year-old student and a 19-year-old man were shot and stabbed to death within 12 minutes of each other in separate attacks in London as the city’s murder toll rose to 59 this year.
Pictured: Teenagers, 18 and 19, shot and stabbed to death within 12 minutes of each other on the streets of London as the city’s murder toll rises to 59 this year
by Darren Boyle
An 18-year-old student and a 19-year-old man were shot and stabbed to death within 12 minutes of each other in separate attacks in London as the city’s murder toll rose to 59 this year.
Cheyon Evans, 18, was stabbed to death in Tooting, south west London, at 4.42pm on Friday.
Witnesses told the Times that he was set upon by a gang of teenagers and was stabbed up to 17 times.
Just 12 minutes after Cheyon was attacked, Eniola Aluko, 19, was shot to death in Plumstead, south east London.
Cheyon Evans (left), 18, was stabbed to death in Tooting, south west London, on Friday. Just 12 minutes after Cheyon was attacked, Eniola Aluko (right), 19, was shot to death in Plumstead, south east London
Medical equipment was photographed yesterday at the scene of the attack on Cheyon Evans in Deeside Road, Wandsworth, where police continue to investigate
Police have arrested six men, aged between 16 and 19, on suspicion of murder in the wake of the shocking daylight attack in Tooting
Police and forensics officers at the scene in Tower Hamlets, east London, after a man suffered stab injuries on Saturday afternoon and was pronounced dead
Scotland Yard arrested five people in connection with the shooting, including four men aged between 16 and 18 and a 17-year-old girl.
The police have also charged Mohammed Nadir Dafallah, 18, and a 17-year-old boy with murder after the stabbing of Cheyon.
They will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday June 17.
Scotland Yard said four other people – aged between 16 and 19 years old – have been released under investigation.
Some 11 people have been arrested following several violent incidents, which saw two teenagers killed within minutes each other on Friday.
A witness told the Sun of the stabbing: ‘I haven’t seen that much blood in my life. I kept trying to tell him ‘stay with me’.
‘Then he just passed away in front of me.’
A man in his 30s died after being stabbed just before 2pm on Saturday in Poplar, east London.
Three men were also found stabbed and slashed in Clapham around 3am on Saturday, but managed to escape with their lives.
The condition of two of the men is unknown, but a third man has been reported as having non-life threatening injuries.
Police have arrested four people over the stabbing in Tower Hamlets, three men aged 17, 16 and 16, and a 17-year-old girl
Flowers were left at the scene of Cheyon’s stabbing on Saturday morning following the murder
Crime officers were seen searching for evidence in Plumstead, south east London, following the fatal shooting on Friday
An air ambulance in attendance after a man in his 30s was stabbed in Tower Hamlets, east London. He died 40 minutes after being attacked
A man in his 40s was stabbed and critically injured in an attack in Edmonton, north London, at 3.30pm on Saturday. The victim was taken to hospital where he is being treated for his injuries
Three men and a woman have been arrested in connection with Friday’s Plumstead murder
Some 90 minutes after the attack in Poplar, a man in his 40s was stabbed in the chest in Edmonton, north London.
Murdered schoolboy’s father says young people ‘have not learned their lessons’
The father of murdered schoolboy Damilola Taylor has said young people still have not learned lessons from his son’s death.
Speaking at a conference in central London on gun and knife crime, Mr Taylor said: ‘Young people have taken life as if it’s something to play with’.
‘In our work in the past 15 years at the Damilola Taylor Trust, we have found that the problem that underpins the continuous surge in knife crime in the city of London is based on issues around family neglect.
Damilola Taylor was found bleeding to death in a stairwell near his home in Peckham, south London, in 2000
‘The family issue has often contributed to young people being neglected from home as a result of a dysfunctional home.
‘Secondly, part of the discussion that has been emphasised here is that the problem starts in schools as a result of the schools not understanding the background of these children.’
He also criticised Boris Johnson during his time as London Mayor.
‘Boris Johnson at City Hall, he did his best and what he didn’t understand, how to deal with the black community.
‘He didn’t know the difference between African and Caribbean, he didn’t understand what is called the postcode community. He was asking, ‘What is the postcode?’ – because he wasn’t on the ground.
Damilola was found bleeding to death in a stairwell near his home in Peckham, south London, after being stabbed in the leg with a broken beer bottle by a gang of youths in 2000.
The victim suffered a single stab wound to the chest and was airlifted to hospital where he is in a critical but stable condition.
The incident happened at 3.30pm in North Square, Edmonton, north London. So far there have not been any arrests.
Friday’s murders were the 57th and 58th to hit the capital since 43-year-old Adrian Murphy was stabbed in a block of flats in Battersea 11 days ago.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been criticised for failing to get London’s knife crime under control.
The city already looks set to meet last year’s record, where 132 people were killed in 2018.
It exceeded the count for the year before in early November 2018.
Police said that eight males, aged between 16 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the Wandsworth stabbing and Plumstead shooting.
Two boys aged 16 and a 17-year-old boy were arrested following the Plumstead shooting alongside a 17-year-old girl.
They were taken to separate police stations for questioning.
In the early hours of this morning an additional four men were arrested in relation to the Clapham stabbing.
Two were taken into custody for violent disorder while one was arrested for carrying a bladed instrument and a fourth for possession of a taser.
Police have been trying to notify both murder victims’ next of kin. A post mortem will be carried out in each case.
Mr Khan has been under pressure to get attacks under control as the capital heads for another record year of deaths on its streets.
During his state visit, Donald Trump criticised Khan’s handling of the situation.
Lashing out after the Mayor wrote a piece in The Guardian accusing the US President of using the tactics of a 20th century fascist, Trump said Khan should ‘focus on crime in London, not me’.
He also said: ‘Khan reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of New York City, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job – only half his height.’
Speaking about the Wandsworth attack, superintendent Richard Smith said the events are a ‘stark reminder’ that carrying a knife can ‘easily result in the taking of someone’s life’.
‘A young man died in the most tragic of circumstances and our thoughts remain with his family’, he said.
‘Officers will be patrolling the area throughout the weekend and are available to speak to residents if they have any concerns.’
Appealing for information in relation to the Plumstead attack, detective inspector John Marriot said: ‘The shooting took place not far from Plumstead railway station and I would urge anyone who was commuting to or from this station to speak with us.
Officers pictured at the scene where three men were stabbed on Bedford road, Clapham, at 3.22am on Saturday morning during another night of bloodshed in the capital
Four men were arrested in relation to the Clapham stabbing – two for violent disorder, one after being accused of carrying a bladed instrument and another for possession of a taser
A teenage boy was stabbed to death in Deeside Road, Wandsworth at 4.42pm on Friday. A second teenage boy was shot dead at 4.54pm in a car park on Hartville Road, Plumstead. On Saturday, three men were stabbed in the early hours of the morning, while a man was murdered at 2pm in Poplar. A man in his 40s was stabbed in the chest 90 minutes later in Edmonton
Forensic teams examine evidence at the stabbing scene in Deeside road, Wandsworth
A police tent near the scene in Deeside road, Wandsworth, after Cheyon was fatally stabbed on Friday evening
Just 12 minutes after the fatal stabbing a teenage boy was shot dead in a car park in Hartville Road, Plumstead, shortly before 5pm
‘It was also sunny at the time and a number of people would have been enjoying the weather in the area of Plumstead gardens; I need you to come forward.’
A Met spokesman said: ‘Police were called to Deeside Road, SW17 at 1642hrs on Friday, June 14 following reports of a stabbing. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a male, believed to be aged in his late teens in a critical condition.
‘He died at the scene a short while later.
‘A crime scene remains in place and police are appealing for anyone with information on what happened to call them urgently on 101 quoting CAD reference 5877/14June.’
Detectives confirmed they are following a number of leads.
Scotland Yard warned local residents in Wandsworth and Plumstead that they will see a heavy police presence as a result of both crimes.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan released a statement condemning the murders.
He said: ‘I am sickened to hear that two young lives have been ended within minutes of each other in Wandsworth and Greenwich.
A large crime scene has been established around the scene of yesterday’s fatal shooting
Forensic officers worked through the night at the scene of Friday’s fatal stabbing on Deeside Road, Wandsworth
The Metropolitan police have warned that there will be a large police presence in the area following the attack
Six men were arrested by officers in connection to the stabbing in Wandsworth on Friday
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, pictured yesterday at a service of remembrance for Grenfell, condemned the murders and called on anyone with information on the killings to contact police or Crimestoppers immediately
‘Our overstretched police are working around the clock to keep Londoners safe. They need our support to end this scourge of violence.
‘I am in close contact with the Metropolitan Police and locally elected representatives.
‘Anybody who has information about what happened either in Wandsworth or Greenwich should do the right thing and call the police, either on 101 or anonymously, through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’
Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan said the murder on Deeside road was ‘heartbreaking’ and ‘absolutely tragic’.
‘My heart goes out to the family of this victim after this absolutely tragic incident,’ she wrote on Twitter.
‘I spoke at length with people on the Aboyne Estate tonight, anyone with concerns can contact me – I’m here to listen.
‘Sending love to the Tooting family tonight – this is heartbreaking.’
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