Total: 54 (last updated 15/7/24)

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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.
  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. Eight suspects have been charged with murder: Khuedr Al Kurdi, 21 (28.08.02), of Fulham Palace Road, W6, Muktar Said, 22 (18.07.01) from W14, and three boys aged 16, 17 and 17, were charged from 18 April onwards. A 16-year-old boy was charged on 7 June after following extradition from Spain. Issa Siteri, 18 (16.09.05), from SW10, and Yusuf Muhudin Abdi, 18 (15.09.05), from W2, were charged on 8 June after returning voluntarily from Morocco. Janayo had served a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice after helping to cover up the murder of William Algar.
  25. The remains of Sarah Mayhew, 38, were found at Rowdown Fields in Croydon after police were contacted at around 9am on 2 April about the discovery of a possible human bone by a dogwalker. Further body parts were recovered during searches of the park. 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. Further human remains were recovered from the river near Rawnsley Avenue near Mitcham on 21 May after police were alerted by contractors carrying out cleaning work in the area. 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 and the cause of death was recorded at postmortem as a stab wound to the chest. Leandro Kaienga, 28 (11.04.96), of no fixed address, was charged with murder on 23 April.
  29. Kamonnan Thiamphanit, 27, who was known to family and friends as Angela, 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, who was born in Thailand and also had Chinese/Hong Kong nationality, had been living in the UK for around nine years. She first came to study at university and at the time of her death was working in London in property management. She was renting out the flat in Stanhope Place as an AirBnB property. Police were contacted 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. Police believe she was killed by someone known to her on 6 April. An inquest heard the suspect fled the country after the attack and detectives are seeking to gathering enough evidence to make an extradition request. Angela’s family said in a statement: “We are unspeakably hurt by the loss of our dearly loved one and are sincerely thankful for the relentless efforts of the British police in investigating this tragic event.”
  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 and a postmortem found the cause of death was multiple stab wounds. Suspect David Walcott, 34 (18.08.89), of Turle Road, Norbury, was arrested on 19 April and charged with murder the following day. Rammon Mali, 32, (08.12.91) of Valley Road, Kenley, was charged with murder on 6 May after being arrested at Gatwick on his return to the UK from Senegal.
  32. Petro Bebko, 33, was stabbed in the neck during a fight at a residence in South Birkbeck Road, Leytonstone, Waltham Forest, at around 11.15am on 18 April. Police and paramedics attended but Petro died at the scene. Another resident, Mykola Yakymets, 34 (15/12/1989), was arrested at the address and on 21 April was charged with murder.
  33. Haseeb Bhatti, 23, was found stabbed in Flamstead Road, Dagenham, after police were called at around 1.30am on 20 April. He died at the scene. A 50-year-old man was found with stab injuries in nearby Rothwell Garden but his injuries were not life threatening. Two suspects were charged: Frankie Burletson, 24 (10/02/2000), of Dagenham, was arrested in Ashford, Kent, on 24 April and charged with murder and GBH, while Swayf Amana, 26 (01.04.98) of Barking, was arrested on 27 May and charged with murder.
  34. Two men aged 24 and 25 were found dead after a fire at a house in Forest Road, Walthamstow, Waltham Forest, on 21 April. Police were called to the fire at 10.24pm. Detectives believe the fire was started deliberately and the Metropolitan Police launched a murder investigation on 23 April. Detective Chief Inspector Matt Webb, leading the investigation for the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “We believe that there may have been an incident outside the address in Forest Road before the fire started and I am very keen to hear from anyone who witnessed something or perhaps has doorbell or dashcam footage. Two people’s lives have been cut short as a result of this fire and we are determined to find those responsible. If you have heard something or have information about this incident please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”
  35. See above.
  36. Daniel Anjorin, 14, was stabbed during a major incident in Hainault, Redbridge, on 30 April. Police were alerted shortly before 7am to reports of a van being driven at a member of the public and into a fence in Laing Close. The driver, who was armed with a sword, got out of the van and slashed a 33-year-old man, causing a wound to the neck. The attacker then left and attacked Daniel from behind as the teenager was walking to school, inflicting fatal injuries to his neck and chest. Police arrived at the scene 12 minutes after the first 999 call and attempted to give first aid to Daniel. The attacker then ambushed a female police officer at the scene before fleeing through a series of neighbouring gardens. Several minutes later the attacker broke into a neighbouring house occupied by a couple and their four-year-old daughter in Laing Close, and caused injuries to the neck and arm of a 35-year-old man. He went on to stab a male police officer who was attempting to arrest him. Police used pepper spray and Taser before the suspect was arrested in Thurlow Gardens at around 7.20am. The suspect, Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, 36 (11.04.88), a dual Spanish Brazilian national of Newham, E16, was initially taken to hospital for treatment before being transferred to police custody. On 1 May Monzo was charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary, and possession of a bladed article. The Metropolitan Police said they did not believe the incident was terror-related and initial checks showed no record of the suspect being involved in previous incidents or having contact with the police. Daniel’s family said in a statement: “We as a family are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Daniel. It is difficult for us at this time to process what has happened to him and that he will never come home. Daniel had left the house for school and then he was gone. Our children have lost their loving and precious brother and we have lost the most loved and amazing son. We would like to send our best wishes to the other victims of this unthinkable incident. We would also like to thank the local community for all of their support during this most difficult time.”
  37. Jack Hague, 38, was stabbed during a fight in Corfield Street, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, at around 8.20pm on 5 May. He died at the scene. Mohammed Ikram Uddin, 24 (27.08.99), of no fixed address, and Umair Rafiq, 35 (21.12.88), of no fixed address, were charged with murder. Jack’s mother said: “His smile was amazing – he was loving, funny, giving of his time and loved being Uncle Jack to his niece and two nephews best of all. He is my son, my blue-eyed boy and will live in me until the day I die.”
  38. Konstantin Tsachev, 66, was found stabbed at a residence on Millicent Grove, Palmers Green, Enfield, after police were called at 12.30am on 7 May. He died at the scene. His son Aleks Tsachev, 21, (07.07.02), a Bulgarian national of no fixed address, was charged with murder. He is also accused of threatening his mother and forcing her to transfer money to his account shortly before the fatal attack.
  39. Oleg Sloboda, a 42-year-old Ukrainian national was found stabbed after police were called to a residence in Cranston Gardens, Chingford, Waltham Forest, at about 9pm on 6 May. He died at the scene. Baimolda Beibit, 37 (30.12.86), of Cranston Gardens, E4, was arrested at the scene and was charged with murder the following day.
  40. Anita Mukhey, 66, was stabbed in Burnt Oak Broadway, Burnt Oak, Barnet (on the border with Brent), at around 11.50am on 9 May. She died at the scene. Suspect Jalal Debella, 22 (20/9/01), was arrested in the Colindale area later the same day and on 11 May was charged with murder. Anita’s family said in a statement: “Anita Mukhey was a married mother and grandmother devoted to her family, who also worked part-time in the NHS as a medical secretary.”
  41. Jazmel Patterson-Low, 26, was shot on the Westbury Estate, St Rule Street, Nine Elms, Lambeth, at around 2.25am on 11 May. He was dropped off at St Thomas’ hospital by a private car at around 2.30am but was pronounced dead at 3am. The cause of death was recorded at the postmortem examination as a single gunshot wound. Detective Inspector Martin Thorpe, Specialist Crime, said: “Around 40 people had been gathered in and around St Rule Street on Friday evening and the early hours of Saturday morning. A dispute appears to have flared up rapidly after 2am, resulting in shots being fired. I am extremely grateful to those who have already come forward to provide information. Along with CCTV and forensic enquiries, this has provided numerous lines of enquiry, which detectives are working around the clock to develop. I am certain there are other people who will know what happened in St Rule Street and who was responsible for the shooting. I urge them to come forward and share that information. If you don’t want to speak to police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously. Some people have already done that – I don’t know who they are, but I have their information and I thank them.”
  42. Franklin Agbotui, 79, was found injured at an address in Plaistow Road, Plaistow, Newham, on 15 May. He was taken to hospital but later died. Suspect Philip Fracezek, 20, of Tower Hamlets Road, E7, was initially charged with attempted murder before the victim’s death. Prosecutors are considering upgrading to a murder charge.
  43. Sadiya Akter, 21, was found unresponsive after police were called to a residence in Ratcliffe Lane, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, at around 2.30pm on 23 May. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Rabia Aktar, 44 (21.07.79) of Ratcliffe Lane, who was known to the victim, was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. She was charged with murder on 30 May.
  44. Kamari Johnson, 16, was stabbed in Bourne Avenue, Hayes, Hillingdon, at around 1.30pm on 24 May. He died at the scene. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on 25 May and charged with murder. The Metropolitan Police continue to appeal for information from witnesses who were the vicinity of Bourne Avenue and Nine Acre Close in Hayes at the time.
  45. A 19-year-old man was found stabbed after police were called to a fight in Bell Street near the junction with Edgware Road in Lisson Grove, City of Westminster, at around 10.40pm on 4 June. He died at the scene. The cause of death was recorded as a stab wound to the heart. Witnesses reported at least one gunshot was heard during the incident. Two men were arrested and released on police bail pending further investigation.
  46. Robert Robinson, 21, was stabbed in Carteret Way, Deptford, Lewisham, at around 10.35pm on 6 June. He died at the scene. The cause of death was recorded as multiple incised wounds following a postmortem examination. Dalziell Wedderburn, 44, (13/09/1979) of Argosy House, Windlass Place, SE8, was arrested shortly after the incident and charged with murder on 9 June. Kirk Harris, 18, of Upper Brockley Road, New Cross, and Ryan Wedderburn, 18 (29.05.06) of Windless Place, SE8, were charged with murder later the same month. The Metropolitan Police continue to appeal for witnesses. Detective Inspector Neil Tovey said “This horrific attack was committed by a group of people who chose to arm themselves with weapons and attack a young man in a residential area. If you have any information, dash cam footage or CCTV images that you feel may assist then please come forward to police to help aid our investigation.”
  47. Sebastiaan James-Kraan, 20, was shot in Templeman Road, Hanwell, Ealing, at around 2.10am on 9 June. He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries on 12 June. Detectives said they believed the victim became involved in “an altercation with a group of men”. On 23 June three men were charged with murder: Javier Rodriguez-McDonald, 18 (10.07.05) of Emanuel Avenue, W3, Jayson Rodriguez-McDonald, 19 (09.08.04) of Uxbridge Road, W13, and Emmanuel Mgbean, 19 (02.11.04) of Alperton Lane, HA0. Sebastiaan’s family said in a statement: “Sebastiaan James-Kraan was cruelly taken away from his family at such a young age. He was a kind, loving, gentle man with a beautiful soul who will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends. A gentle giant with a heart of pure gold.”
  48. Rita Fleming, 70, was found dead in the bath after police forced entry to her home in Golborne Road, W10, on Sunday 23 June, after concerns were raised about her welfare at 9.45am. The Met appealed for information on 1 July and said her death was being treated as unexpected and unexplained. The cause of death was recorded as drowning after a postmortem examination, which also established she had suffered serious traumatic injuries. On 4 July Clifford Cowen, 57 (18.08.66) of Kensington Park Gardens, W11, was charged with murder. He told police he was Rita’s fiancé.
  49. Josh McKay, a 33-year-old father-of-two, was stabbed in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, Waltham Forest, shortly before 3pm on 6 July. He died at the scene. Renai Belle, 29 [20.2.95], of Edmonton, was charged with murder on 10 July. Josh’s family said: “The heart of our family has stopped beating. The world is less bright without his beautiful smile.”
  50. The body of a newborn baby girl was found in a bin outside a residential building in Taviton Street, Bloomsbury, Camden, on 8 July. Police were alerted at 2.06pm after the baby’s mother was admitted to hospital. A 26-year-old man was arrested at the address in Taviton Street on suspicion of murder, child neglect and concealment of a birth. The mother was arrested on suspicion of child destruction. DCI Neil John said: “Following forensic examination, we can now confirm that the baby was delivered full-term inside a residential address and her remains were later recovered by officers from a refuse container outside the building at Taviton Street. This is a terribly sad and upsetting case for everyone involved and I would like to thank local residents for their patience as we continue with our enquiries and urge anyone with information to get in touch.”
  51. A 20-year-old man was found shot in East Surrey Grove, Peckham, Southwark, at around 4.45pm on 10 July. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition and died the following evening. The Met Police are appealing for witnesses.
  52. Ahmed Habib, 19, was found stabbed in a car in Stroud Green Road, at the junction of Tollington Park, Finsbury Park, at around 2.50am on 11 July. He died at the scene. The driver of the car was also found injured but was discharged from hospital after treatment. Police believe that they were attacked in Seven Sisters Road, close to Tonge Park, in the London borough of Islington, before driving to Stroud Green Road on the boundary with the borough of Haringey. DCI Tony Kirk said: “I would ask anyone who was driving through that route from Seven Sisters Road to Stroud Green Road and Tollington Park to check their dashcam footage in case they have captured anything that could help our investigation. Likewise, any residents in the area please get in touch as a matter of urgency if you notice anything out of the ordinary captured by your doorbell camera. A young man has lost his life in violent circumstances. My team are working at pace to establish exactly what has happened so we can give their families the answers they deserve and bring those responsible to justice.”
  53. The remains of Paul Longworth, 71, and Albert Alfonso, 62, were found at a flat in Scotts Road, Shepherds Bush, in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, on 12 July during an investigation into the discovery of suitcases containing two bodies on the Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol on 10 July. The Metropolitan Police are leading the investigation. Yostin Andres Mosquera, 34 (08.03.90) of Scotts Road, W12, was arrested in Bristol on 13 July and charged with two counts of murder on 15 July. Detectives said he knew both victims and had been staying with them at the flat in Scotts Road for a short period of time. Paul and Alfonso, who was originally from France but had obtained UK citizenship, had previously been in a relationship but still lived together at the flat.
  54. See above.

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.”

A man was found dead inside a flat in Holly Court, John Harrison Way, Greenwich, at around 5.27pm on 10 May. Police said they were treating the death as unexpected and unexplained while they awaited a postmortem examination to determine the cause. Another man was arrested in connection with the incident.

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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

      1. Good points, thank you. Perhaps it might help to make the picture clearer if you were also able – when and if they’re found and convicted, of course – to name the murderers as well as the victims. I could be wrong, and am happily open to correction, but I suspect the percentage of black young men will be disproportionate there, too.

        1. We do attempt to update every case when someone is charged, or convicted and sentenced, or acquitted, but it can take more than a year for each case to go through the courts.

          The Met do have stats on suspects/murderers on their website: https://www.met.police.uk/sd/stats-and-data/met/homicide-dashboard/ (this link may change soon as the police are updating their stats page at the moment)

          Basically of the ‘people proceeded against’ (which includes dead suspects) for 2003 to 2023:

          Total: 4,514
          Asian 455 (10.1%)
          Black 1,895 (42.0%)
          Mixed 230 (5.1%)
          Other 167 (3.7%)
          White 1,355 (30.0%)
          Not recorded 93 (2.0%)
          Declined to say 319 (7.1%)

          Bear in mind this is how the suspect described themselves, whereas the victim ethnicity was ‘officer observed’ (i.e. chosen by the police), and the police obviously don’t identify/arrest/prosecute every suspect so it’s not going to provide a full picture of all killers.

          On that Met Police page you can also select age ranges, which demonstrates that of the suspects aged 15 to 19 (total 1,316), 58 per cent (765) were classed as black (for example)

  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.