Britain endured a weekend of bloodshed that left three people dead and a 16-year-old boy fighting for his life in hospital.
A man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Newham, east London last night, while another man was killed and a 16-year-old boy was left in a critical condition after two separate knife attacks in the West Midlands yesterday – one of which was caught on film.
Police arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after two teenagers were stabbed in broad daylight in Solihull at around 2.40pm yesterday.
Two hours later, a man was found with serious knife wounds following a second attack at the West Cross Shopping Centre in Smethwick. The air ambulance was called − but the victim was pronounced dead before he could be taken on board.
Two teenagers were stabbed in broad daylight in Solihull at around 2.40pm yesterday
A 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were taken to hospital after the attack which police are treating as attempted murder
Three people were killed and one was left fighting for his life over the weekend. The fatal attacks were in Newham and Smethwick. A man was due to appear in court today charged with murder in Hackney.
Police arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after an attack near Marston Green Park in the town (Pictured: police at the scene)
Medical equipment shown marking the ground outside West Cross Shopping Centre, Smethwick, where a 20-year-old man died after being stabbed
A police car closing off the road in Newham after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death
A murder investigation has been launched and homicide unit detectives were last night at the scene carrying out inquiries.
Detective Inspector Laura Harrison said: ‘Our thoughts go out to the family of the young man who has lost his life and we’re working to establish the circumstances around his death.
‘I am aware of mobile footage circulating on social media and would urge people to please not share this and instead to get in touch with my team. This can be extremely distressing for family and friends.
‘However if you do have any information, mobile phone footage or dash-cam footage, we’d urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible as this could assist us as our investigations continue.’
In the earlier West Midlands stabbing, near Marston Green Park, the 16-year-old boy was rushed to hospital and was last night said to be in a critical condition.
Police were called to Lambert Road at 10:26pm last night after the incident – which is thought to have taken place on Freemasons Road, Newham
A man was found with serious injuries following an attack at the West Cross Shopping Centre in Smethwick (Pictured: police at the scene)
The victim had suffered knife injuries and the air ambulance was called − but unfortunately the man was pronounced dead before he could be taken on board
Police were called to Lambert Road (pictured) at 10:26pm last night after an incident
Another teenager, 19, was also taken to hospital but has been described as stable.
The 14-year-old suspect remains in police custody this evening as witnesses were urged to contact West Midlands Police with any information.
In another separate incident, a man was due to appear at Thames magistrates’ court today charged with murder over the death of a man in Trinity Close, Hackney.
The incident was said to have taken place at 12.25pm on Saturday.
Romayne Husbands, 26, from east London, was arrested by homicide detectives, reports the Evening Standard.
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