A man in his 40s was stabbed to death in east London this morning, becoming the capital’s 60th murder victim this year.
Paramedics found the male unresponsive in Stratford and pronounced him dead at 1am.
The victim is the fourth person to be killed in the capital since Friday and police say that they believe they know his identity and have informed his next of kin.
The man was found in Whalebone Lane (pictured) and pronounced dead early this morning in Stratford, east London
No arrests have yet been made and detectgives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command unit are investigating. Several roads are closed around West Ham Lane and Stratford Park is also shut.
Just hours before the killing, a teenager was stabbed in the face in Tuffnell Park, north London.
Police were called to Islington following reports of a fight in progress, finding a 15-year-old with a stab wound to the face at about 4.20pm.
An officer was pictured running across the street following the incident in which 15-year-old was stabbed
The boy, who has not yet been named has been taken to a north London hospital, was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
A 25-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of GBH and is currently in police custody.
An 18-year-old student and a 19-year-old man were shot and stabbed to death within 12 minutes of each other in separate attacks.
Cheyon Evans, 18, was stabbed to death in Tooting, south west London, at 4.42pm on Friday.
Witnesses told the Times that he was set upon by a gang of teenagers and was stabbed up to 17 times.
Just 12 minutes after Cheyon was attacked, Eniola Aluko, 19, was shot to death in Plumstead, south east London.
Scotland Yard arrested five people in connection with the shooting, including four men aged between 16 and 18 and a 17-year-old girl.
The police have also charged Mohammed Nadir Dafallah, 18, and a 17-year-old boy with murder after the stabbing of Cheyon.
Cheyon Evans (left), 18, was stabbed to death in Tooting, south west London, on Friday. Just 12 minutes after Cheyon was attacked, Eniola Aluko (right), 19, was shot to death in Plumstead, south east London
Medical equipment was photographed yesterday at the scene of the attack on Cheyon Evans in Deeside Road, Wandsworth, where police continue to investigate
Also yesterday, a mob of 100 youths pelted police with bottles as they investigated a robbery.
Four officers were hurt when the gang leapt on police responding to a robbery alert at a bus station by Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London on Saturday.
Amid chaotic scenes, passengers fled screaming in terror and one woman was injured when she fell down stairs.
Officers came under attack from the ‘hostile’ crowd armed with weapons including a large hunting knife.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon following the rampage, which broke out at 8pm as a crowd of revellers were leaving a nearby event.
On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump slammed London mayor Sadiq Khan’s record as the capital’s bloodbath continues.
He retweeted Katie Hopkins, who had criticised Mr Khan over the London violence, and added his own comment: ‘London needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster – will only get worse!’
In a further tweet he called Mr Khan a ‘national disgrace who is destroying the city of London’.
Jeremy Corbyn defended his Labour colleague Sadiq Khan, saying it was ‘absolutely awful’ for Trump to use the latest wave of London violence – in which three people were killed in separate attacks in 24 hours – to take aim at Mr Khan.
Mr Corbyn accused the President, who had called Mr Khan a ‘national disgrace’, of ‘trying to divide at a time we need to come together’.
Jeremy Corbyn (pictured left) has defended his Labour colleague Sadiq Khan against the latest angry criticism from Donald Trump (pictured right)
The Labour leader said: ‘Absolutely awful to see Donald Trump using the tragedy of people being murdered to attack the Mayor.
‘Sadiq Khan is rightly supporting the police to do their job while Katie Hopkins spreads hateful and divisive rhetoric. They seek to divide at a time we need to come together.’