Murder, teen stabbed and knife fight in awful weekend of violence in London

We’ve seen a shocking amount of knife crime in the capital over the weekend.

While one knife fight in West London thankfully saw no injuries, another incident to the West of the city ended with a 15-year-old in hospital.

Over in South London, a man was stabbed in his flat, where he died.

Here are all the violent incidents MyLondon has reported on over the weekend:

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Man stabbed to death in flat in Croydon

Emergency vehicles at the scene in Coulsdon

A murder investigation is underway in Coulsdon after a man was stabbed to death in a flat.

Police officers were called to a flat off Reddown Road at 9.27pm on Friday (October 16) to reports a man had been seriously attacked.

A 59-year-old man was found with head injuries and stab wounds. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 10pm.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed.

Officers responding to the attack arrested a man, aged in his 30s, near to the scene on suspicion of murder. The man complained of feeling unwell and has been taken to hospital.

The Met’s South Area Command Unit will be conducting additional patrols around Coulsdon, and local people with concerns or information about crime in the area are urged to speak with these officers.

Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police or anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4005.

15-year-old stabbed near flats in Paddington

A police car at the scene near Paddington fire station
A police car at the scene near Paddington fire station
(Image: David Nathan)

A 15-year-old boy was found with stab injuries near flats in Paddington on Saturday (October 17).

Police were called to Harrow Road at 5.23pm, to reports of a stabbing, and attended along with London Ambulance Service.

They found the teenager, who was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

His condition has been assessed as non life-threatening.

A cordon was seen at a sunken garden between Paddington fire station and above the corner junction.

The crime scene was set up behind flats in the area, and was still in place until late on Saturday evening.

Enquiries continue.

Man arrested after group knife fight

The 'fight' was reportedly broken up by members of the public
Multiple emergency vehicles rushed to the scene
(Image: @MGreer_PR)

A man has been arrested after a fight broke out between a group of males armed with knives outside Ealing Broadway shopping centre.

Police were called to The Broadway just after 4.30pm on Sunday (October 18) to reports of a group of males armed with knives fighting.

Officers attended, and a man, who had been detained by security staff at the scene, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been taken into custody.

There were no reported injuries that required hospital treatment.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Local MP Rupa Huq took to Twitter to settle the minds of concerned West Londoners who had heard about or witnessed the “hubbub”.

At around 6pm, she said: “If you saw hubbub in Ealing Broadway an hour ago: after tip off from public, a male with a knife was apprehended for possession, cuffed and taken to Acton police station.

“It wasn’t used.

“Crime scene now lifted and traffic flowing again. Thanks as ever @ealingMPS 4 keeping us safe.”

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