Rapper among three killed in London stabbings

Rapper Bis is one of the victims

Friday, December 6, 2019

A drill rapper was one of three young men stabbed to death in a little over 12 hours in London.

Crosslom Davis, known by his stage name of ‘Bis’, was a member of the Harlem Spartans group, based in south London.

He was pronounced dead just after 3.30am on Friday morning, around 12 hours after Exauce Ngimbi was killed in an unrelated knife attack in Hackney in east London.

England footballer Jadon Sancho paid tribute to Mr Davis, tweeting “Rest up Bis” along with a picture of the victim.

Police have arrested three men and a 14-year-old boy over the death of Mr Ngimbi.

A third man was killed in a suspected robbery near Harrods in Knightsbridge as he made his way home just after midnight.

He has not been formally identified but his family have been notified. Another man who was with the victim was also stabbed, and remains in hospital.

Chief Inspector Andy Partridge said he believed the Knightsbridge stabbing was during a robbery.

“Although at an early stage, we believe that the victims were approached in order to steal property from them and were attacked during that encounter,” he said.

“We retain an open mind concerning the motive for the attack and are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry at a pace.”

Met Police Commander Jane Connors said more officers would be on patrol over the weekend.

“Each one of these attacks is a tragedy, not just for the victims and their families and friends, but for our wider communities who are left reeling by this senseless violence,” he said.

“And the common factor in each one is that someone was willing to carry a knife on the streets of our capital.”

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