A mother-of-two reported her drug-addicted husband to police for assault and theft. He was given a police caution and she started divorce proceedings to start a new chapter of her life. Eleven months later he stabbed her to death and stole her jewellery.
Basic homicide statistics for London show a peak in around 2003, similar to England and Wales as a whole.
Official statistics show that the total number of homicides (murder and manslaughter) increased from the 1960s until around 2003 before dropping again – followed by a smaller peak in around 2017/18. What’s the explanation?
The parents of an 18 year-old student was shot and stabbed to death near his home in east London are still waiting for justice two years later. Police told the inquest that they hope to charge up to 12 people in connection with the case ‘in the near future’.
Detectives repeated appeals for information on the 20th anniversary of one of the UK’s most notorious unsolved cases.