London violence shame as three murder probes launched in just SEVEN hours
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A 74-year-old man with head injuries was found at an address at around 5am on Friday and pronounced dead at the scene. Detective Inspector Steven Keogh said: “At this very early stage we retain an open mind as to the circumstance surrounding this death, but I can confirm that we are not seeking any other persons in connection with this isolated incident which involved one victim.” A 23-year-old man known to him was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
Four hours earlier, a young man was shot dead outside a north London Tube station.
The victim, in his 20s, collapsed at a bus stop opposite Turnpike Lane station around 1.10am.
An eyewitness said: “Paramedics came and were trying to save him. His mum came to the scene. She was wailing — it was horrific.”
No arrests were made.
Just before 10pm on Thursday, a woman in her 40s, was stabbed to death in Cheam, south London.
Police were called to reports of a disturbance at a residential address and a man known to her was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Violence continued in the early hours of this morning when police were called at around 1.30am to reports of a stabbing in Plumstead High Street, south London.
Two men, aged 21 and 23 years were found suffering from stab injuries.
No one was arrested.
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