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Man and woman killed in separate London stabbings

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Two people have been stabbed to death in the capital within minutes of each other in separate domestic incidents.

A 26-year-old man was attacked with a knife in Colindale, north London, just before 6pm on Sunday and a woman in her 30s was stabbed to death in Brixton, south London, shortly after 6.30pm.

The stabbings come as the number of killings so far this year approaches 60 in London.

The Colindale victim was treated by land and air ambulance crews before being taken to hospital in central London.

He died later in the evening.

A 34-year-old woman, known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

In relation to the Brixton incident, police arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of murder.

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Speaking of the Brixton stabbing, a Met Police spokesman told Sky News: "Officers attended, along with London's Air Ambulance. A female, believed to be aged in her 30s, was found suffering from stab wounds.

"Despite the efforts of paramedics she was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin are aware. Formal identification awaits.

"A male aged in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is in custody at a south London police station.

"It is believed the victim and male arrested were known to each other.

"Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed.

"A crime scene is in place. Enquiries continue."

Post mortem examinations on the bodies of both the victims are expected in "due course", the Met said.

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Cristo Foufas, a Talkradio host who lives near where the incident took place, said there were "loads of officers" and ambulance crews in the street.

The two deaths bring this year's total number in London so far – involving details that have been released by police – to around 59.

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