An unidentified man was stabbed in the middle of London’s bustling tourist center Monday night; shocking onlookers as he was immediately airlifted to receive medical treatment following the unprovoked attack.
According to the Sun, the assault took place in the heart of the London’s Leicester Square just before 5pm, with eyewitnesses saying the man -believed to be in his 40s- was treated by paramedics on the scene before being rushed away in a helicopter.
“Specialist cops arrested a man over the incident and he is currently being quizzed in custody. Officers confirmed a weapon was seized at the scene,” writes the Sun.
The attack raises serious questions about security throughout the United Kingdom, with murder rates rising approximately 40% in just three years.
Earlier this year, London Mayor Sadiq Khan vowed to crackdown on the spike in violence, blaming “budget cuts” for the escalating crisis.
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LONDON FALLING: Murder Spree in UK CAPITAL Continues, 50 DEAD in 2018
A man in his mid-twenties was brutally stabbed to death in North London Wednesday night, bringing the British capital’s murder rate to over 50 people since the beginning of 2018 and raising serious security questions throughout the United Kingdom.
According to the Telegraph, the unidentified man was found “fatally wounded” by the Metropolitan Police Department in London’s Hackney neighborhood shortly after 8pm.
“In the same borough just hours earlier a man in his 50s died outside a bookmakers in Upper Clapton Road following a suspected fight,” writes the Telegraph. “The attack has added to the UK’s soaring rate of knife crime, with fatal stabbings in England and Wales at their highest levels since 2010/11.”
The stabbing death comes just days after two teenagers were killed in similar attacks in the country’s largest city.
The shocking tally means the murder rate in London has risen by 40% in just three years; the stark opposite to New York City’s crime statistics which have fallen by nearly 90% since Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s harsh crackdown in the 1990s.
LONDON FALLING: Police Describe UK Capital as the ‘WILD WEST’
The soaring murder rate and unsolved crime spree continued in the United Kingdom’s capital this week, with police officers describing the escalating situation as the “wild west” with fewer than one in twenty robberies ending in arrests.
“Less than one in 20 street robberies and burglaries are being solved in the UK, shocking new figures have revealed,” writes the Daily Mail. “Official police data shows that just four per cent of robberies and three per cent of burglaries were solved in England and Wales in 2017.”
The sharp increase in stabbings and shootings comes as local police departments struggle to contain the escalating violence, which has overtaken New York City’s homicide rate for the first time in recorded history.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has come under fire in recent months over the widening security scandal, blaming “budget cuts” for the city’s rampant crime and unsolved burglaries.
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