United Kingdom police arrest 78-year-old after burglar stabbed to death


Detectives believe a struggle ensued between "one of the males and the home-owner" and the 38-year-old intruder was stabbed in the upper body but they refused to confirm whether the suspect had been stabbed with the screwdriver.

The flurry of stabbings comes as London reels from at least 56 people killed in 2018 - leading the city's top cop this week to promise the use of "Al Capone"-style tactics to combat a murder rate that has surpassed New York City's". In this photo, police officers remove the cordon tape by Borough Market following the June 3, 2017, attacks in London, June 10, 2017.

Scotland Yard said it is now investigating 55 suspected murders since the start of 2018, including the deaths of two children whose bodies were found in Sussex.

Mr Osborn-Brooks has been bailed until May pending further inquiries. His death, together with that of a man in his 50s, has taken the capital's suspected murder toll to more than 50 in just three months, The Guardian reports. As the officers began following the vehicle, they saw a man wearing a red hoodie exit the vehicle's passenger side and peer into random vehicles, police said.

The incidents happened amid growing concern at London's rising violent crime rate, with gun and knife crime at their highest level in eight years.

"The silence from senior officers in the Met is deafening".

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The father of London's latest knife crime victim yesterday demanded that the "bloodshed must stop", saying that his son was just cycling to meet friends when he was stabbed to death Wednesday night.

Tower Hamlets police said that, following the incident, a male had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and another youth, 16, who was treated for minor injuries, was arrested for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

The stabbing victim was found collapsed in a nearby road by paramedics, who took him to a central London hospital where he later died, police said.

Earlier today Tottenham Labour MP David Lammy described the London street violence as the 'worst I've ever seen it'.

"They [the police] were concerned that they wouldn't be any more money and couldn't refer cases to because they might not be able to pay for them", he said. That's a billion pounds worth of cuts. "My message to the Government is please work with us to solve this national problem", he said.