AT LEAST eight more knife attacks — one of them fatal — have taken place across the UK in the last 48 hours.
A man in his 50s died in hospital after police found him with serious wounds at 10.20pm on Wednesday at a property in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
A man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s were both arrested and questioned on suspicion of murder.
Two men were held after a victim in his 20s was repeatedly stabbed in Enfield, north London, at 11pm on Wednesday, suffering injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
And in Edinburgh, two women were taken to hospital after being wounded in a ‘random and unprovoked attack’ near a city centre hotel at about 3.35am yesterday. A man who came to their aid was also stabbed and received hospital treatment. Police are treating the attack on one of the women, 60, as attempted murder and the two other stabbings as serious assaults.
In Birmingham yesterday afternoon, an air ambulance was dispatched to help a teenager injured in a knifing on a double-decker bus. Connor Moore, 21, who was at his mum’s house nearby, said: ‘He was stabbed in the chest, blood was everywhere.
‘We ran and got tissues to help him and help stop the bleeding. I had to walk away though when I saw blood coming out from his chest.’ Police said a 17-year-old boy had been arrested.
Besides the Enfield attack there, were at least two stabbings in the capital on Wednesday — one in Hackney Wick, east London, and one in Shepherd’s Bush, west London.
It comes amid mounting concern over knife crime after four killings in the space of five days from Wednesday last week to Sunday.
The victim of one of those attacks, on Monday night in Tulse Hill, south London, was identified by police last night as John Ogunjobi, 16.
He was found in the street by his mother after leaving a friend’s house shortly before 11pm.
Home secretary Sajid Javid has discussed knife crime in a phone call with Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick, saying: ‘I stand with you as we face this challenge.’
She needs to resign.