Homicide victims in London in 2024

Total: 14 (last updated 1/3/24)

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Note: This is not an official record and may differ from any lists compiled by police etc. It includes murder and manslaughter cases. Other deaths (e.g. unexplained) are listed separately afterwards.
  1. Tia Simmonds, 32, was found stabbed to death in the attic of her home in Parbury Road, Lewisham, after her husband voluntarily attended a police station at 4.30am on 3 January. Shane Simmonds, 38 (10.02.85) of Parbury Road, SE23, was charged with murder on 4 January.
  2. Jonah Ho-Shue, 24, was stabbed in Albert Road, Crouch End, Haringey, at around 10.43pm on 4 January. He died at the scene and the cause of death was recorded as a stab wound. DCI Mark Rogers said: “I’m urging anyone who can help to come forward and speak with us. Did you see or hear anything suspicious in the area of Albert Road last Thursday? Have you captured anything on your doorbell or dash cam? Please do the right thing and contact police.”
  3. Anojan Gnaneswaran, 21, was stabbed at Strawberry Hill railway station in Twickenham, Richmond-Upon-Thames, at around 11.53pm on 8 January. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The British Transport Police took the lead in the investigation. Detectives said the attack was believed to be linked to another incident in Alexandra Close in Twickenham at around 11.57pm, during which a 16-year-old boy received a non-life threatening cut to his leg. On 13 February Dino Donaldson, 19, of Caxton Road, Ealing, was charged with murder. Anojan’s family said in a statement: “Anojan was a much-loved son and brother, and we are devastated that his young life has been ended in this way. He was in his third year at university studying accounting and finance and he was so excited for his future. He excelled at all sports and had achieved first-dan black belt in karate – he competed in the World and European championships in karate, and we will all miss him so much.”
  4. Carlton McCloud, 47, was found stabbed in Old Kent Road, Southwark, at around 6.52am on 9 January. He died at the scene at 7.22am and the cause of death was recorded as sharp force trauma to the chest. Police said the attack took place inside a residential address nearby. Matthew Henry, 39 (06.12.84) of Coopers Road SE1, Nicole Quamina, 34 (27.06.89) of no fixed address, and Fabeo Alexandru De Sousa Pinto De Oliviera, 35 (25.09.88), were charged with murder.
  5. Chaudhary Mahmood, 45, was found dead in a car at Stratford Centre car park in Stratford, Newham, at around 1.17am on 10 January. The postmortem examination revealed he had been stabbed 27 times. Police had traced the vehicle after being notified on the afternoon of 9 January about concerns from a member of public that the victim had potentially come to harm in London. Vasile Gorghescu, 41 (20.02.82) of Rayner Gardens, Southampton, was arrested on 10 January and charged with murder the following day. It is believed that Chaudhary was killed at the car park on 8 January.
  6. Tyreece Scott, 24, was found stabbed in Grove Road, Hounslow, at around 1.15pm on 16 January. He died at the scene a short time later and the cause of death was recorded at postmortem as a stab wound to the chest. Two men, Ben Laing, 23 (22.05.00), of De Brome Road, Feltham, and Duarra Abdi, 19 (27.02.04), of Western Avenue, Acton, were arrested at Stansted Airport on 19 January after arriving back into the UK and charged with murder on 21 January.
  7. A 33-year-old woman was found with stab wounds at a house in Penhill Road, Bexley, on 16 January. She was taken to hospital but died on 23 January. Tony Curant, 33 (22.10.90), of Penhill Road, was arrested on 20 January and charged with attempted murder the next day. The victim’s death may result in prosecutors seeking a murder charge.
  8. Tyler Donnelly, 17, was found dead in Hanworth Park, Feltham, Hounslow, at around 7.40am on 25 January. He had been stabbed in the neck. Police said he had left his home at 9.10pm the previous day and rode his bike along Elmwood Avenue. He never returned home. Daniel Matos, 21 (27.04.02), of, Hounslow, Keith Preddie, 32 (11.06.91), of, Feltham, and Joshua Cowley, 27 (08.11.96), of, Hounslow, were charged with murder on 30 January.
  9. Dimitrios Tsavdaris, 54, known as Jimmy, was found dead at a house in  in Lansdowne Drive, Hackney, at around 12.30am on 29 January after police received a report of concern for the welfare of the occupant. The cause of death was found at postmortem examination to be injuries consistent with an assault. Bamidele Fawehinmi, 31 (26.09.92) of Clissold Close, Haringey, was charged with murder on 2 February. Detective Chief Inspector Kelly Allen, who is leading the investigation, appealed for information about the victim: “Although he had no fixed address, we know he had previously stayed at properties in Orkney Gardens, Wickford in Essex and Grenville Road in Islington. We would ask anyone who lives or works in those areas to think about whether they may have seen him in recent weeks and months.”
  10. Bledi Petraj, 37, was stabbed in St Elizabeth’s Drive, Southgate, Enfield, at around 2.04pm on 4 February. He died in hospital later that afternoon. Suspect Kozma Papa, 21 (23.09.02), of Yate, Bristol, was stopped in a car in Hertfordshire the same day and charged with murder on 5 February.
  11. Nathan Bawuah, 17, was stabbed in Hackney Road near the junction with Cremer Street, Hackney, at around 10.53pm on 17 February. He died at the scene. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on 19 February and charged with murder.
  12. A 49-year-old man was found dead after a fire at a multiple-occupancy house in Glenister Park Road, Streatham, Lambeth, on 25 February. Police were called to the scene by the fire brigade at 7.07pm and the fire is being treated as suspicious. Mayara Loiola Ataide, 34 (07.08.89) of no fixed address, and Gevaldo Tavares Dos Santos, 46 (13.10.77) of no fixed address, were charged with murder and arson with intent to endanger life on 28 February.
  13. Robert Weston, 37, was found stabbed in Hamilton Crescent, Rayners Lane/South Harrow, Harrow, at around 2.05pm on 26 February. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Jaden Sheriff, 19 (22.01.05) of Forston Street, N1, was arrested on 27 February and charged with murder two days later. 
  14. Bernard Fowler, 87, was found injured on the floor outside Harold Wood railway station in Havering at around 4am on 27 February. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The British Transport Police led the investigation. Miles Skai, 22 (13/12/2001), of Brent Cross in Hendon, was charged with murder.

The following cases are not included in the above list as it is not clear they are being treated as homicides:

Teddi Baker, 21, was found unconscious at a home in Stainsby Road, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, on Thursday, 8 February. Police were called to the address by the ambulance service at 8.26am. Teddi was pronounced dead at the scene. Police await further tests to determine the cause of death. Detectives believe she was one of six people involved in a fight in Dod Street near to the alleyway that leads to Limehouse Cut canal the previous evening, between roughly 10pm and 12.30pm. A woman in her 20s was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident. DI Sufia Matin said: “We are urging anyone who has any information or who may have witnessed a fight in the Dod Street area of Limehouse/Poplar during the times stated, to contact us immediately.”

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  1. I’ve noticed that when London (and likely other cities) go for long periods without a homicide (by long, I mean 2 to 3 weeks), there’s *always* a cluster of homicide towards the end of the month, which puts paid to any chance of a remarkably low monthly tally. It’s almost like there’s an unstoppable force play that makes sure it doesn’t happen. Homicides that are unusual, like in the case or the arson death, or on the far reaches of the city, like the one on Harold Hill.