Total: 31 (last updated 14/4/24)

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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. Leila Young, 33, 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, 19, 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. Basilio Dos Santos Antonio, 49, 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 was 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. Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn, who is leading the investigation, said: “Basilio, who was originally from Brazil, had been in the UK for a number of years and worked as a cleaner.”
  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. Bernard’s family said in a statement: “Bernie was a dearly loved brother, father and grandfather who had been living in the area for over 20 years.  He was a quiet, gentle man who lived alone but who, over the years, had helped many of the residents in his local community. The family are devastated by the news of his death; He didn’t deserve to be attacked in such a brutal way just going out to get his local paper.”
  15. George Eric Rogers, 66, was stabbed in a flat in Lockhart Close, Enfield, on 1 March. Police were called at 7.28pm after he was found injured in the communal area of the block but he died at the scene. The cause of death was recorded as sharp force trauma to the neck. Two suspects, Ellie Ackhurst, 30 (30.07.1993) and Anthony Elliott, 42 (13.10.1981), both of no fixed address, were charged with murder on 5 March. Deeshon Dixon, 32 (12.03.92) of Princes Avenue, N13, was charged with murder on 28 March.
  16. John Cavanagh, 44, was injured in an assault in Dawley Avenue, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, at around 8.10pm on 4 March. He was taken to hospital but later died. A postmortem examination confirmed the cause of death resulted from a head injury.  Jimmy McDonagh, 18 (29.01.06), of Dawley Avenue, Hayes, was arrested in Derbyshire on 5 March and was charged with murder on 8 March. DCI Rebecca Woodsford said: “I am keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything out of the ordinary. Please get in touch with police or Crimestoppers.”
  17. Shaquille Graham, 30, was shot in Catford Broadway, Catford, Lewisham, at around 4.30am on 10 March. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Tyler Roberts-Emmanuel, 18 (13.10.05), of no fixed address, was arrested on 22 March and charged with murder.
  18. Bajram Luli, 27, was found stabbed in a car in Sudbury Heights Avenue, Sudbury/Greenford, within the borough of Ealing, at around 5.30pm on 11 March. He was taken to hospital but died a short time later. Sabin Manda, 31 (27.08.92), of no fixed address, was charged with murder on 22 March.
  19. Alban Lambert, 78, was found injured after police were called to a disturbance at a property on Longridge Road, Earl’s Court/Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, at around 3.06pm on 17 March. Officers gave CPR until paramedics arrived but he died at the scene. Aston Lambert, 32 (01.02.92), of Longridge Road, SW5, was charged with murder on 20 March.
  20. Zhe Wang, 31, was found injured at a house in Manor Park, Hither Green, Lewisham, on 20 March. Police forced entry after receiving a report of a stabbing at around 11.15pm on 20 March. She died at the scene. Joshua Michals, 24 (08.09.99), a US national who it is believed was known to the victim, of Deals Gateway SE13, was charged with murder on 22 March.
  21. Ursula Uhlemann, 80, was found injured at a residence in Fourth Avenue, Queen’s Park, City of Westminster, at around 4.15am on 20 March. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death was recorded at postmortem as compression to the neck. Her partner Steven Clark, 50 (02.03.74), of Bravington Road W9, was charged with murder on 22 March.
  22. Richard Braithwaite, 72, was stabbed in Cromwell Road, Wembley, Brent, at around 11.59pm on 21 March. He died at the scene. A woman in her 70s was also injured. Derek Brown, 72 (29.10.51), of Cromwell Road, Wembley, was charged with murder on 23 March.
  23. Fergany Mvuezolo, 35, was hit by a car in Barking Road near the junction with Arragon Road in East Ham, Newham, at around 5.11am on 24 March. The emergency services responded but he died a short time later. A man was arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of murder at 3.50pm the same day. Trevelle Rowland, 33 (15.01.91), of Cornelia Street, N7, was charged with murder on 26 March. DCI Joanna Yorke said: “I am aware that a large number of people had been at an event in Barking Road overnight and many would have witnessed the incident. I am appealing for those people to come forward immediately. Your information could be vital to the investigation.”
  24. Janayo Lucima, 21, was shot dead as he left a house in Comeragh Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith and Fulham, at around 10.13pm on 1 April. Police were called to reports of a disturbance at 10.17pm and Janayo died at the scene at 10.54pm. Three suspects were charged with murder from 8 April onwards: Khuedr Al Kurdi, 21, Muktar Said, 22, two boys aged 16 and 17. Police continue to appeal for witnesses. DCI Brian Howie said: “We know there was a group of males, on foot or on a bike, in the area at the time of the shooting – we need to trace these people and I would ask anyone who has information that could help us, and has yet to get in contact to please do so with urgency. Were you in the area of Comeragh Road, Barton Road and Palliser Road towards Barons Court Tube Station between 9.40pm and 10.30pm?” Janayo had served a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice after helping to cover up the murder of William Algar.
  25. The body of Sarah Mayhew, 38, was found at Rowdown Fields in Croydon after police were contacted at around 9am on 2 April about the discovery of possible human bone by a dogwalker. Further body parts were recovered during searches of the park. The Metropolitan Police said they were treating the case as murder. On 6 April Gemma Saundercock, 48 (22.07.75), of Holmbury Grove, Croydon, and Steve Samson, 44 (10.05.1979), of Burnell Road, Sutton, were arrested. Sarah, who knew the suspects, was named by police as the victim on 8 April. The next day the suspects were charged with murder and prevention of a lawful burial. The Old Bailey heard Sarah was last seen in Sutton, south London, on 8 March. Prosecutors allege she was killed at a residential address that night and dismembered using power tools.
  26. Kennedi Westcarr-Sabaroche, 25, was found unresponsive in her car in an alleyway off Whiston Road, Haggerston, Hackney, after police were called about concerns for her welfare at 6.42am on 6 April. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Gogoa Tape, 27 (11.06.96), of Marsworth House, E2, was arrested nearby on the same day and charged with murder.
  27. Mark Barrs, 39, was stabbed outside The Old Hat pub in Uxbridge Road, West Ealing, at around 7.50pm on 6 April. Police were called to reports of a disturbance in the area between Uxbridge Road and Singapore Road. Mark, from Fulham, was was found critically injured and died at the scene. Police said the attack appeared to have arose from a minor dispute inside the pub which spilled outside. On 11 April three men were charged with murder Leon Woods, 42 (09.04.82) of Cherry Close, Ealing, Cleveland McEntee, 39 (27.06.84), of Henchman Street, Hammersmith, and Tron McEntee, 34 (05.02.90) of Jubilee Road, Perivale.
  28. Okechukwu Iweha, 46, was found stabbed in Northumberland Park, Tottenham, Haringey, near Tottenham Hotspur football stadium, after police were called at around 5.51am on 7 April. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Metropolitan Police launched a murder investigation and appealed for witnesses. DCI Neil John said: “We are working hard to build a timeframe to establish what has happened. Were you woken up by a disturbance, or did you see anyone running from the area? I would ask that you check any private CCTV or dash cam footage to see whether you captured anything that might assist us.”
  29. Kamonnan Thiamphanit, 27, was found dead at her home in Stanhope Place, Marble Arch, City of Westminster, when police officers forced entry to the address at around 8.30am on 8 April. She had suffered stab injuries and the cause of death was recorded at postmortem as sharp force trauma. Kammonan , a dual national – Chinese/Hong Kong and Thai – was working in London. Friends had contacted police with concerns about her welfare twice on the evening of 7 April, at 7.05pm and 9.34pm, and officers initially graded the missing persons enquiry as ‘medium risk’. The Metropolitan Police referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct because of this previous contact. Commander Owain Richards said: “I completely understand the shock and concern this incident has caused, especially to women living and working in the area, and indeed to Londoners as a whole. I also appreciate there is significant speculation about what happened to Kamonnan. While our detectives are keeping an open mind regarding any motive, I can confirm they believe it is possible that her attacker was known to her. I reiterate their appeal for anyone who has information or material that could assist the investigation to make contact with us, either via officers at the cordon, 101 or online.”
  30. Mark Carroll, 55, was found collapsed in St Martin’s Gardens, Camden, at around 1.35pm on 10 April. Police said it was initially thought he had suffered a cardiac arrest. In fact he had suffered a stab wound to his body and died in hospital later the same day. Suspect Rasheed Rahman, 19 (01.02.05) of Dunmow Close, Chadwell Heath, was arrested nearby and a knife was recovered. Rahman was charged with murder on 13 April.
  31. Rijkaard Salu Siafa, 22, was stabbed in Fellmongers Yard, Croydon, at around 6pm on 12 April. He died at the scene. A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. DCI Sarah Lee said: “I would like to thank those members of the public who rushed help Rijkaard in the immediate aftermath. If you saw events unfold but have yet to contact police, then I would ask you do so immediately.”

The following cases are not included in the above list while we await further details:

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.”

A 56-year-old man was found stabbed after police received reports of a disturbance at a residential address in St Johns Court, Queen’s Drive, Hackney, at 10.53pm on 26 February. He died at the scene at 11.41pm. A 42-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder.

A man in his 50s was found unresponsive after police were called to a report of an altercation at a residential address in Fernwood Avenue, Streatham, Lambeth, at 2.26pm on 5 April. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition but died the following day. A 38-year-old man was arrested and bailed pending further enquiries. DCI Laura Nelson said: “At this early stage, I must retain an open mind. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course, and this, along with other lines of enquiry will help to establish exactly what happened.”

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  1. The one thing that leaps off the screen when you read this list is how many of the victims – and even more of the killers – are either foreign nationals, or British from ethnic minorities. Until we all recognise and accept that however unpalatable it may be, there IS, we will make no progress towards solving it.

    1. First of all, when considering proportions of victims, we should be aware that London has far greater ethnic diversity than the rest of the country so perceptions or expectations may be skewed.

      For example, the 2021 Census found that 36.8% of London’s population identified as ‘White British’. The other percentages are Asian 20.7, White Other 17, Black 13.5, Other 6.7, Mixed 5.7. (see link for chart with comparison to other areas).

      This is an imperfect comparison using slightly different categories, but if we look at 21 years of police homicide data on ethnicity (total 2,912 victims from 2003 to 2023), we get White 46.5% (1,353), Black 36.1% (1,052), Asian 14.9% (435), Other/not known 2.5% (72).

      However these proportions change a lot depending on the age group – as you can see from the above Met Police dashboard by selecting the age range or the ethnicity.

      This issue hasn’t been ignored – the disproportionate number of black teenage victims, for example, has often been noted by the media/government/police. The debate surrounds the varying explanations/opinions about it, and how to tackle the disproportionality.

      Some examples of coverage in recent years:
      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/black-people-murder-victims-london-b1828432.html
      https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/living-on-the-edge-the-real-reasons-why-black-boys-are-falling-to-violent-crime-in-london_uk_5c405edae4b0a8dbe16df465
      https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/cressida-dick-half-london-murder-victims-black-b935119.html

  2. I came across a report of a man, 56, stabbed to death at a house in the London borough of Hackney. A woman, 42, was arrested on suspicion of murder (according to the report).
    I haven’t found much other information about that though.

  3. 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.