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Two London teens killed on night of violence

Deeside Road in Wandsworth Image copyright Isabel Infantes/PA
Image caption The victim died at the scene of the stabbing in Wandsworth

Police made 14 arrests after four separate London attacks left two teenagers dead and three men injured in the space of 12 hours.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed to death at about 16:42 BST on Friday in Wandsworth, south London.

Police were called minutes later, at 16:54, to Plumstead, south-east London, where a 19-year-old man was shot dead.

In the early hours of Saturday two men were stabbed in Clapham and another was stabbed in Brixton.

The condition of two of the men is not yet known, while the third has injuries not deemed to be life-threatening or changing.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “sickened” following the death of the two teenagers.

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Image caption A teenager died a short while after emergency services got to him in Wandsworth on Friday

Six males – aged between 16 and 19 – have been arrested on suspicion of murder of the teenager in Wandsworth, who died from stab wounds in Deeside Road.

Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan said the killing was “heartbreaking” and “absolutely tragic”.

After the shooting in a car park on Hartville Road in Plumstead, three boys aged between 16 and 17 and a 17-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Armed police, local officers, the London Ambulance Service and an air ambulance all attended, but the teenage victim died a short while later.

A section 60 order has been authorised in the Greenwich and Bexley areas.

Image caption A teenager was shot dead in Plumstead on Friday night

Police were then called to a fight on Bedford Road near Clapham North Tube station in south-west London at 03:22, where two men suffered slash and stab wounds.

Four men have been arrested – two for violent disorder, one for carrying a bladed instrument and the other for possession of a Taser.

At 04:00 police were called by the ambulance service after an altercation at a pub in Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, south London, where two men were injured.

One was stabbed and remains in hospital while the other received minor injuries.

The two deaths take the total number of murders in London in 2019 to 55.

Last year there were 132 homicides – the highest level for a decade.

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Image caption Two men were injured near Clapham North Tube station

Source: bbc.co.uk

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