Four dead in violent weekend and mob of 100 youths strikes outside Westfield

The latest killing took place in Stratford, east London, in which a man in his 40s was found collapsed as a result of stab wounds at 12.40am today. He was pronounced dead 20 minutes later and police have put in place an order that allows them to stop and search people throughout the entire borough of Newham until 6pm today. Over the weekend three people were killed in 24 hours after six stabbings took place across the capital and violence broke out after a robbery near Stratford Westfield Shopping Centre. Officers were jumped on and had bottles pelted at them by around 100 youths.

A man in his 40s was murdered in Stratford overnight (Picture: LNP)

A man in his 40s was murdered in Stratford overnight (Picture: LNP) Police have put in place an order allowing them to stop and search people throughout today (Picture: LNP) Witnesses fled the scene and at least one woman was injured in the stampede after falling down some stairs. Police managed to eventually control the situation, arresting three people on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon after a hunting knife was discovered. Among the dead from the weekend of violence is construction student Cheyon Evans, 18, who was stabbed to death in Tooting, south west London, at 4.42pm on Friday. Witnesses said he was stabbed repeatedly by a gang of teenagers and two people, a teenager, 17, who cannot be named and Mohammed Nadir Dafallah, 18, have been charged. His sister Charice said: ‘You knew how much I loved you, my best friend, my right hand, my everything. ‘Words can’t even explain how heartbroken I am. The fact that I’ll never see you, hug you or hear your voice again kills me.’

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