Murder Crisis: London suffers 11th murder in just 13 days as 50-year-old man is found stabbed to death


By G9ija
A 50-year-old man found stabbed to death in a house is believed to be the 11th murder victim in the capital in just 13 days.
Metropolitan Police officers forced their way into the property in Tooting, south London after they received a call from a concerned member of the public.
The victim, who had been stabbed, was pronounced dead at the scene, detectives said.
The force launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the body at the house in Tooting High Street at 3.12pm on Monday.
Police forced their way into a property on Tooting High Street (pictured) to discover the man stabbed to death
Police forced their way into a property on Tooting High Street (pictured) to discover the man stabbed to death
The 50-year-old is the 11th person murdered in London in the space of just 13 days. This graphic shows the full extent of the crimes across the city
The 50-year-old is the 11th person murdered in London in the space of just 13 days. This graphic shows the full extent of the crimes across the city
A post mortem examination is due to take place later today. So far no arrests have been made.
His death comes a day after the tenth person to be murdered in London in just 12 days was named as the son of a Nigerian politician who was given an award for saving a woman from a sex attack.
Abraham Badru, 26, was shot dead near his family’s home in Hackney on Sunday night at around 11pm.
Abraham Badru, pictured, 26, was named as the tenth victim murdered in London in just 12 days
Abraham Badru, pictured, 26, was named as the tenth victim murdered in London in just 12 days
Abraham Badru
Abraham Badru
Mr Badru, pictured left and right, is the son of a Nigerian politician and was also given a police bravery award as a teenager when he saved a woman from a sex attack
Paying tribute to his son, father Dolapo Badru, 62, a member of the Nigerian Assembly, similar to the House of Commons in the UK, described him as ‘quiet and hard-working’.
He told the Evening Standard: ‘A few years ago a girl was raped on the estate and Abraham fought them off. He went to court to testify against them and the police gave him an award.’
Mr Badru died with his mother at his side, with witnesses saying she ‘collapsed in tears’ on the pavement.
Concerns have been raised about rising levels of violent crime in the UK, and earlier this month eight people were shot or stabbed in London in the space of a week.
Patrick Green, chief executive of knife-crime awareness charity the Ben Kinsella Trust, said a ‘crisis point’ had been reached.
Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8345 3985 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Source Dailymail

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