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Teen held after man, 20, dies amid spate of London stabbings


By David Mercer, news reporter

A teenager has been arrested after a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in southeast London amid a spate of stabbings in the capital.

The victim was found with a stab wound to his chest after police were called to reports of a fight in a street in Bexley on Sunday afternoon.

He was taken to an east London hospital where he died later. A 17-year-old has been arrested and remains in custody.

Image: The victim was taken to hospital but died later
Police forensics officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing on Barnehurst Avenue, in Bexley, south east London. The 20-year-old man who died after he was stabbed in the chest was Londons sole knife crime fatality over the weekend.
Image: Forensic officers examine the scene of the fatal stabbing

The incident was one of several stabbings reported in London over the weekend.

A teenage boy and a man were stabbed in separate incidents in Tottenham, north London, on Sunday night.


Both victims were taken to hospital but their conditions are not known, the Metropolitan Police said.

A section 60 order – giving officers stronger stop and search powers – is in place in parts of Haringey until 1pm on Monday.

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Two stabbings were reported in Tottenham on Sunday night
Image: Two stabbings were reported in Tottenham on Sunday night
Two stabbings were reported in Tottenham on Sunday night
Image: Officers have been given stronger stop and search powers in parts of Haringey

It comes after two men were stabbed outside a butcher's shop in Tottenham on Sunday morning.

The men, aged 40 and 29, were found with knife wounds outside West Green Halal Meat and Groceries store but their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

Meanwhile, a man was left fighting for his life in hospital after being stabbed in Whitechapel, east London, on Saturday afternoon.

The 34-year-old remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

A section 60 has been put in place until 13.00hrs on Monday, 14 October for the N8 Turnpike Lane area, N15, N17 and N22 following two stabbings in the N15 area. Crime scenes are in place in Herbert Road and Sycamore Gardens. We await an update on the condition of the victims.

— MPS Haringey (@MPSHaringey) October 13, 2019

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