A 17-year-old girl has been stabbed to death in London in the latest shocking incident highlighting the spiralling knife crime epidemic in the capital.
Paramedics, police and the air ambulance service were called to Camberwell, South London, where the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
So far this year, around 81 people are thought to have been murdered in London.
This isn’t going to stop any time soon unless the powers that be increase police resources dramatically. There’s no way of doing law and order on the cheap, it just doesn’t work. The lack of leadership from London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been absolutely shocking as well.
While politicians are content to kick the can down the road, young lives are being lost on a shocking scale.