Peckham Rye stabbing: Man killed in sixth fatal stabbing in six days

Charlotte England
The crime scene on Rye Lane on Friday afternoon: Twitter/ Chad O'Carroll‏

A man has been fatally stabbed in Peckham, making him the sixth person to die in a knife attack in London since Saturday.

Police and paramedics were called to Rye Lane at 3.15pm on Friday to reports of a fight. They found a man in his 20s with stab wounds.

He was pronounced dead half an hour later at 3.51pm. Police said the young man’s next of kin have been informed.

Detectives are also investigating the death of a man who was stabbed on a bus in central London in the early hours of Friday morning.

The 48-year-old victim was found fatally wounded on the 189 bus in Gloucester Place, near Dorset Square.

Detectives believe the man boarded the vehicle at Brent Cross bus station at 11.13pm, but are investigating when and where the stabbing took place.

The man was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have been made.

The two deaths today come after three at the weekend, and one on Tuesday.

On Saturday, 42-year-old Damien McLaughlin was stabbed to death in Enfield. In the early hours of Sunday morning, a 17-year-old teenage cyclist was stabbed to death in Battersea.

On Sunday night a 60-year-old man was killed in a knife attack on Bow Common Lane, Mile End.

On Tuesday night, a man died in Wandsworth.

A 31-year-old man is also in a critical condition after being stabbed in the head in Dulwich Park, south London, after he intervened in a robbery on Thursday afternoon.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to both of the stabbings on Friday, and the incident on Thursday.

Figures from the Met Police show a 24 per cent rise in knife crime in London last year. Knife attacks have risen by a fifth, year-on-year figures revealed

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