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17 Apr 2019 | 06:33 PM UTC

UK: Stabbing incident leaves one dead in Hackney (north London) April 17

United Kingdom News Alert

Stabbing attack leaves one person dead in Stoke Newington (Hackney, London) April 17; residual disruptions expected in the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Hackney (London)

Event

A stabbing incident resulted in one death in Stoke Newington, located in the London borough of Hackney, on Wednesday, April 17. According to police, the victim was fatally stabbed around 17:45 (local time); no associated arrests were immediately reported. Police subsequently implemented a Section 60 order, authorizing "stop and search" powers, in the postal codes N16, N1, and E8, as an investigation into the incident continues as of Wednesday evening. 

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near the incident site over the coming hours.

Context

Several stabbing incidents have been reported in north London in recent days and weeks; no such incidents have been reported in central London. Police have opened an investigation into potential connections between some of the attacks. The crime wave has prompted the formation of parliamentary committees tasked with exploring the recent spike in knife attacks. Related demonstrations - known as Operation Shutdown - calling for government action to address criminal activity have also taken place in London. 

Advice

Individuals in Hackney (London) are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the incident area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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