A 75-year-old girl has been stabbed to loss of life in a suspected home incident in south London, because the wave of violent crime within the capital continues.

The sufferer died after being attacked at a home on Ethnard Highway in Peckham shortly after 4pm on Friday afternoon.

A 55-year-old man – believed to have recognized the girl – was arrested on the scene on suspicion of homicide.

Medics stated the sufferer had obtained a number of stab wounds. Regardless of efforts to save lots of her, she was confirmed lifeless a short while after ambulance crews arrived.

The suspect was taken to an east London hospital to be handled for a stab wound earlier than being taken to a south London police station, the place he stays in custody.

Detectives within the Metropolitan Police’s murder and main crime command are investigating.

“The person and the girl had been recognized to one another,” stated a Met spokesperson. “No different individuals are sought in reference to this incident.”

The violent loss of life toll in London continues to rise, with the newest killing bringing the entire variety of homicides to 122 – extra thus far this 12 months than in the entire of 2017.

A grim spate of bloodshed within the capital noticed 5 separate stabbing deaths within the week from 31 October.

Police officers responded angrily to feedback made by the house secretary Sajid Javid about rising knife crime earlier this week.

Mr Javid stated the police wanted to “step up the response to get the scenario beneath management”.

Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, instructed The Unbiased politicians ought to “go away police alone and allow us to do our jobs”.

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