Man pronounced dead after a stabbing in Kentish Town

Picture by @999London via Twitter

A man has been stabbed to death in North London following a Knife attack.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man, believed to be in his 20’s was stabbed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after the police were called at approximately 8:30pm on Monday evening to Kentish Town, North-West London.

Reports of the stabbing  came in approximately 4 hours after two knife attacks in Chelmsford, Essex and Wokingham, Berkshire which left the two victims with serious injuries.

Detectives in London are also looking to apprehend a serial attacker who has stabbed four people, seemingly at random in Edmonton over the weekend. Detectives are investigating the possibility of a link to the Kentish Town stabbing.

The Camden New Journal says the victim is called Calvin Bungisa and he attended HaverStock schools in Kentish Town.

A friend of the victim told the Evening Standard: “He was loved. He has everyone out here, every culture in the area was out for him. He’s not lived his life yet.”

The killing happened on the same day as the Prime Minister, Theresa May hosted a summit in Downing Street on the rise of knife crime in Britain where she  referred to the issue as ”deep seated” saying “We cannot simply arrest ourselves out of this problem.”

Prior to the summit Theresa May issued a statement saying ”in recent months we’ve lost a really shocking number of young people to violent crimes  in our town and cities, and often the perpetrators are as young as their victims, we cannot allow this to continue, we must deal with it. we must use every tool and tactic at our disposal  to deter young people from carrying Knives and that means treating the problem of Knife issue like a disease taking public health approach to it…”

There have been over 40 fatal stabbing recorded this year in the UK with at least 23  stabbings in London.

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