Police investigate third fatal attack in Camden in one week

It is the 102nd homicide in London so far this year

Friday, September 13, 2019

Police have appealed for witnesses after a fatal stabbing in Camden, the third fatal incident to occur in the London borough in the space of a week.

At around 11pm on Thursday night, officers found a man on Camden High Street with a stab injury. He was given first aid but died at the scene.

A second man was found stabbed nearby – he remains in a stable condition in hospital.

The death is the 102nd homicide in London so far this year.

It follows separate shooting and stabbing attacks in the area, in which a man and a woman were killed.

Police arrested two people after a 22-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Camden on Sunday night.

And in a separate incident in the early hours of Monday morning, 24-year-old Wilson Alexandre Garcia Varela was killed in a drive-by shooting.

Police said he was shot in the chest by a man on the back of a scooter and no arrests have been made.

Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli said those in the area can expect an “enhanced policing presence” over the weekend and urged witnesses to come forward.

“I understand that a number of people believed to be known to the victim were present after the attack. I would urge them to come forward and speak to investigators as soon as possible with what they know and saw,” he said.

“The local community will no doubt be alarmed and shocked by this latest attack, particularly coming so soon after the fatal incidents earlier this week.”

Anyone with information about the latest stabbing is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 8865/12Sep.

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