London’s plague of violence continued last night as a young father became the 59th murder victim this year.
Raul Nicolaie, who is in his 20s, has been named locally as the man stabbed to death in Colindale, north London at around 6pm yesterday.
His death came around the same time as a woman in her 30s was stabbed to death in Brixton in the south of the capital.
London’s murder toll neared 60 last night when two more people died from stabbings
Land and air ambulance crews treated Mr Nicolaie and he was taken to hospital in central London but died later in the evening.
Friends told the Evening Standard the Romanian, who came to Britain around five years ago, leaves behind a six-month-old son, who he adored.
A woman in her 20s, who knew the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
In the second incident, a woman in her 30s was stabbed to death in Sudbourne Road, Brixton, south London, shortly after 6.30pm.
A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody at a south London police station.
It is believed the victim and suspect were known to each other.
The two deaths bring the number of murders in London so far this year, where the Metropolitan Police haves publicly released details, to around 59.
A man is led away from the scene in south London where a woman in her 30s was found dead
The attack occurred on Sudbourne Grove, where houses sell up to £1,325,000.
The woman was found suffering from stab wounds, and despite the efforts of paramedics, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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