A 30-year-old man has been knifed to death in south-east London, just hours before another was fatally shot in a weekend of bloodshed in the capital.
Paramedics rushed to help the man in his 30s who had collapsed with gunshot wounds in Penge, south London in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The man – whose identity is still unknown – was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out and a crime scene remains in place.
It came not long after a man, 30, was fatally stabbed in Kennington at around 10pm last night.
Police rushed to the Black Prince Estate where they found a man – who has not yet been formally identified – with stab injuries.
Despite the paramedics’ best efforts, he was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
That same night, another man, 26, took himself to hospital to get treatment for stab injuries that police believe he received during the same attack.
The attacks are the latest incidents in a weekend of horrific violence in the capital in which three people – including a police officer – were knifed on Friday.
This morning police charged 26-year-old Erin Inniss from Bromley with murder three days after 18-year-old Donnell Rhule was run down by a moped and fatally stabbed on the Kingswood estate, West Dulwich.
Elsewhere in the country, a ten year-old boy was stabbed in Greater Manchester yesterday in a horrific assault.
And a man remains in a ‘life-threatening’ condition in Leicester Royal Infirmary after a fight with four knife-wielding men in a pub on the city’s outskirts.
A 30-year-old man has been knifed to death in south-east London as a second man, 26, takes himself for hospital for stab injuries. Pictured: Police at the scene
Police rushed to Kennington, south east London, (the scene, pictured) where they found a man suffering stab wounds at around 10pm last night
His injuries were not life threatening.
The deceased’s next of kin has been informed of his death but police have yet to formally identify the victim.
DCI Whellams, the officer in charged of the investigation, said: ‘A man has lost his life and a family has been left suffering unimaginable grief because of the callous use of a knife to inflict fatal injuries.
‘Officers who were called to the incident and then paramedics worked to save him, but tragically he died at the scene.
‘I will do all I can to get justice for this family, and, along with colleagues from my homicide teams, I will use every available tactic to find whoever is responsible for this terrible attack.
Despite the paramedics’ best efforts, the was tragically pronounced dead at the scene on the Black Prince Estate (police at scene, pictured)
‘Our investigation is at an early stage, but we are already building a picture of what happened.’
Officers have not made any arrests and are asking for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
He added: ‘I would urge any witnesses who have yet to speak to police to call my officers or contact Crimestoppers anonymously to share what they know.
‘Officers from the Met’s Central South Command are supporting the investigation, and there will be additional patrols in and around the estate and the Kennington area.
London was rocked by three stabbings in the space of just ten hours on Friday
‘I ask local people to speak with those officers to tell them anything they know about this incident or more broadly about criminals who are active in the area.’
A Met Police spokesperson said: ‘A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Lambeth.
‘Police were called shortly after 10pm on Saturday, July 11, to a man stabbed on the Black Prince Estate in Kennington, SE11.
‘Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a 30-year-old man suffering stab injuries. Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Forensic officers at the scene of a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Poplar on Friday
‘The man’s next of kin have been informed. Formal identification awaits and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.
‘A short time later, a 26-year-old man presented himself at hospital suffering stab injuries, believed to have been sustained in the same incident. These have been assessed as not life-threatening.’
Yesterday, an 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault following the stabbing of a 10-year-old boy in Greater Manchester.
Officers were called to a street in Bolton at around 1.20pm to reports that a 10-year-old boy had been attacked.
He has been taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition and it’s believed he will be discharged later this evening.
Police believe this is an isolated incident with ‘no wider threat’ to the public.
Despite emergency services carrying out first aid the man was pronounced dead at the scene in Poplar on Friday
On Friday, London was rocked by three separate stabbings which saw a young man killed in Poplar, a police officer knifed in Hendon and another man left fighting for his life after an assault in Haringey.
The Poplar attack, near Crossharbour DLR station, is being treated as murder, and is the 60th in the city this year.
Police were called to Alexia Square shortly after 6pm and found a man believed to have been in his late teens or early 20s with stab wounds.
Despite emergency services carrying out first aid the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second man, believed to be in his late teens, was rushed to hospital by London Ambulance Service.
The attack came less than five hours after a police officer was stabbed chasing a man suspected of having a knife.
Police cordoned off an area close to Crossharbour DLR station on Friday to investigate the fatal stabbing
Scotland Yard said officers were called at around 1.15pm to reports of a man seen in possession of a knife in Hendon Way, north-west London.
After tracking down the suspect, the man fled from officers who gave chase and one was stabbed in the arm, the force added.
Then at around 10.40pm last night, another man was knifed in Westbury Avenue, Haringey.
The 23-year-old has been taken to hospital where his condition has been assessed as critical.
Elsewhere in the country, beach parties erupted in violence as fights broke out and people were stabbed at popular tourist hotspots last night.
Police in Devon and Cornwall raced to reports of knife attacks in Plymouth and Dawlish on another weekend of ‘mayhem’ in the south west.
Thugs brawled in Teignmouth and a man was carrying a weapon in Exeter as officers dealt with at least 2,700 incidents since Friday – more than on a busy New Year’s Eve.
Cornwall saw serious crime and disorder with beach parties getting out of hand in the surfing resorts Polzeath and Falmouth, as well as violence flaring up in Looe.
A police probe has been launched following the Plymouth stabbing, where a man was left in a life-threatening condition after being knifed multiple times.
The 42-year-old was attacked by a gang of men and was rushed to Derriford Hospital.
Two men, 27 and 30, both from Plymouth, were arrested on suspicion of GBH. The 27-year-old was released without charge and the 30-year-old remains in custody.
The rest of the group drove away from the scene, with the car located a few miles away.
A 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy from Saltash were arrested on suspicion of assault GBH with intent.
An 18-year-old from Saltash was arrested on suspicion of assault GBH with intent, drink driving and possession of a Class A drug. Four men remain in custody.
A man was also attacked in the fishing port of Looe after reports of a group of men fighting. He was taken to Derriford Hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.