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London police arrests 3 over fresh stabbing crime

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File photo shows police in London while attending to a crime scene.

The UK police have made three arrests in connection with the latest knife crime in the capital London.

Police said on Saturday that a man and two women had been arrested after a 47-years-old was fatally stabbed in his home in north of London overnight.

“A 43-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 21-year-old man and woman aged 23 have also been arrested in connection with this incident,” said the London police, known as the Met.

A total of 100 people were killed in stabbings in London last months. British authorities are hugely worried about a rapid rise in knife crimes across the country, especially among the youths. There has also been a significant surge in acid attacks in London and elsewhere.

The Met said emergency services were called to attend to the scene in a residential place in Greyhound Hill, Hendon, in north London, where the unidentified man had been killed. It said detectives from the homicide and major crime command were still in the residential address to investigate the case.

“A male, aged 47, was found with a stab injury. Despite the efforts of paramedics he was pronounced dead at the scene,” the Met said.

It said people arrested were taken to a north London police station for questioning, while adding that no other injuries had been reported in the place where the homicide took place.

“The deceased and those arrested were known to each other,” said the police, adding, “All have been taken to a north London police station for questioning.”

Many blame massive cuts to police budget as a main reason for a surge in crimes in Britain, especially in larger cities. They say the cuts, which have come as a result of government austerity measures over the past years, have made it impossible for the police to properly respond to scenes of crimes and emergencies.


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