NEWS
07/03/2019 16:58 GMT | Updated 07/03/2019 23:53 GMT

Kensington Stabbing: Teenager Knifed To Death Amid Spate Of Violence In The Capital

Six people have died as a result of knife attacks in the last week.

A teenager found stabbed in west London has died in hospital in the latest wave of violence across the UK.

The Metropolitan Police said the incident took place on Lanfrey Place in West Kensington, and marks the sixth knife-related death in England in as many days.

The victim is the 16th person to be killed as a result of knife crime in the capital in 2019.

Police were called to Lanfrey Place at 2.14pm on Thursday, March 7.

The Met said: “A male, aged in his late teens, was found with stab injuries to the chest.

“The injured male was taken to a central London hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

“Next of kin have been informed. At this early stage there have been no arrests.”

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Police activity in Lanfrey Place, West Kensington, London, where a teenager was stabbed and later died in hospital.

Over the weekend, 17-year-olds Jodie Chesney and Yousef Makki, were killed in separate incidents in London and Greater Manchester.

On Wednesday evening, a murder investigation was launched David Martinez, 26, was knifed to death in Leyton, east London.

A 37-year-old man found with serious stab injuries in Soho in central London over the weekend died in hospital on Wednesday.

On the same day, a 22-year-old man, who was run over by a vehicle before being stabbed several times in Oxford on February 27, also died.

In Birmingham, three teenagers died in the space of 12 days last month.

The killings have prompted warnings of a “national emergency” and sparked intense scrutiny of reductions in the size of the police workforce.

Yousef Bahadory, who owns a dry cleaners close to the scene in Kensington, said: “The boy was on the floor. There was so much blood. Someone went to get a doctor from the surgery nearby and she was pumping his chest.”

Forensics officers began searching a drain on North End Road on Thursday evening, and photographs taken at the scene appear to show a knife which had been extracted from the drain.

No arrests have been made and inquiries continue, the Metropolitan Police said.