Violent scenes have erupted on the streets of London over the last 36 hours.
Four people have tragically lost their lives while two others have been injured in other incidents.
A man was stabbed to death while another is being treated for stab wounds in a separate incident.
And two other people have sadly died after ‘falling from a height’ in separate incidents.
And while not a crime, a crash in Fulham can be added to the list of grim incidents that happened yesterday (Thursday, August 20).
Read about the incidents below.
Fatal stabbing in Plumstead High Street
Plumstead High Street was closed after a man was stabbed to death on Friday, August 21.
Police were called to Heron Hill at 6.18am by the London Ambulance Service after a man was found with stab injuries.
The man was transported a short distance by ambulance to Plumstead High Street, where paramedics from the air ambulance treated him.
Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died shortly after 7am.
The road is closed off and a crime scene is in place.
The Met Police were keen to stress that this is not a murder investigation, and detectives are keeping an open mind on the circumstances.
More on this story here
Woman found dead in road after falling from height
Police sadly confirmed that a woman had fallen from a height onto the Angel Road and sadly she had been pronounced dead at the scene.
A major road in North London had been closed in both directions as police dealt with the incident.
Part of the North Circular road was temporarily shut between Silver Street and Angel Road at the Kenninghall Interchange, near Edmonton in Enfield on Friday morning (August 21).
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.31am today to reports of a fall on the A406 in Edmonton.
“We dispatched two ambulance crews, two incident response officers, a medic in a car, and an advanced paramedic with the first of our medics arriving within a minute. We also dispatched teams by road and air from London’s Air Ambulance.”
“Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of our medics, a woman died at the scene.”
A statement released by the Met Police said: “Police were called at 7.28am on Friday, 21 August to reports of a woman fallen from height on the A406 Angel Road.
“Officers attended alongside the London Ambulance Service and found woman (no further details) injured on the road.
“She was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries are underway to locate her next of kin.
“There are long delays in the area and drivers are urged to consider using a different route.”
More on this story here.
Man knocked unconscious after reportedly being hit by Kentish Town London Underground sign
It was reported that a man had been knocked unconscious after being hit by a Kentish Town Tube sign.
The London Ambulance Service were called at 1.46pm on Friday, August 21 to reports of a man unconscious at Kentish Town Underground Station.
An ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic and a medic in a fast response car rushed to the scene, with the first of the medics arriving within four minutes.
The man was treated at the scene and taken to a major trauma centre.
According to a witness the Tube sign fell on the man.
Read more on the story here.
Two arrested after man found dead in Notting Hill tower block after ‘falling from height’
A man was found dead after falling from a height at a Notting Hill tower block.
Police were called to Norland House, on Queensdale Crescent, in the early hours of Friday morning (August 21).
At the scene they found a deceased man, who they believe fell from a height.
Shepherd’s Bush police said on Twitter: “Police attended an incident at Norland House, W11 in the early hours of the morning. Officers found a male deceased, who had fallen from height.
“This incident is being dealt with by AW CID and is still an ongoing investigation. Two males have been arrested at the scene.
“If anyone has further information please contact 101 and quote Norland House, W11 or contact email@example.com”
Man arrested on suspicion of wasting police time after reporting child missing in stolen car
A man has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time over reports an Audi had been stolen in East London with a young child inside.
Detectives launched an urgent search for a white Audi A3 after receiving the worrying report at 12.18pm on Thursday, August 20.
Met Police were told a car, with a young child, had been stolen from Beckton Triangle, in Newham.
A public appeal for help was made by police tweeting: “We are urgently trying to locate a white Audi A3 reg GK20 AFU that has been reported missing.
“We believe there is a young child inside.”
Then at 3.24pm police confirmed the car and child had been found “safe and well elsewhere”. The child’s gender or age has not been revealed.
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At 6.51pm the Met Police tweeted that a man has been arrested in relation to the initial report.
In a statement a spokesperson said: “A man, 23, has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time, perverting the course of justice, and causing a public nuisance after reporting a car, with a child inside, was stolen from Beckton Triangle at approximately 12.18pm.”
Anyone with information about the incident should call the Met Police on 101.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man stabbed in fight near Westferry DLR station
A man is being treated for a stab wound after he was injured outside Westferry DLR station on Thursday night.
Police say they were called at around 7.40pm yesterday to reports of a fight in West India Dock Road, E14.
They said: “Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, believed aged in his 20s, suffering a stab injury.
“His condition is not life threatening.
“No arrests; enquiries into the circumstances continue.
“Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD7066/20Aug.
Police appealed for information from anyone who may know anything about the incident.
“Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Following the incident, Tower Hamlets Police tweeted that a Section 60 order has been put in place.
This gives police officers extra powers to stop and search people within the defined area.
It is in place until 11am on Friday (August 21).
The tweet said: “A Section 60 CJ & PO Act ‘94 is in place in the E14 area. Which has been authorized by Insp Ireland, following violence and heightened tension, from now until 11:00 hrs on 21 Aug.
“Police have the power to stop and search individuals for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments.”
Man in his 20s dies from stab wounds after incident in Lambeth
A man has died after sustaining stab injuries following an incident in Lambeth yesterday.
Police have launched a murder following the death in SW9.
Officers were called at around 5.55pm on August 20 to reports of a fight in the vicinity of Overton Road.
In a statement, the Met Police said: “Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended the scene.
“One man – believed aged in his 20s – was found suffering stab injuries in Overton Road.
“He was taken to hospital where he remains; his condition is not life threatening.
“A second man – believed aged in his 20s – was also found suffering stab injuries in Wynne Road, SW9.
“He was taken to hospital for treatment but died there at 20:53hrs.
“Enquiries are underway to locate and inform his next of kin.
“An overturned car was found in nearby Marcella Road, SW9 and is being linked to this incident.
“Crime scenes remain in place.
“No arrests; enquiries into the circumstances continue.
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A section 60 has also been put in place covering the postcode areas of SW9, SW4, SW8, SE11 and SE5, expiring at 9am on Friday (August 21).
Police added: “Anyone with information that could assist police at this early stage is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 5998/20Aug.
“Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Major Fulham road closed after severe accident with a number of emergency vehicles at the scene
A major road through Fulham was closed in both directions after an accident, leading to heavy traffic in the area.
At about 3.30pm on Thursday, August 20 Lillie Road was closed in both directions after an accident occurred between Normand Park (Fulham) and Car Dealership (Earls Court).
There was congestion to West Kensington station and to Fulham Broadway Tube Station, both via North End Road.
Bus routes 74, 190 and 430 were all on diversion while the road was closed.
Footage shared on social media shows a number of emergency service vehicles at the scene and a police cordon set up.
The road has now opened.
Read more about it on last night’s live blog.
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