A woman has been found stabbed to death inside a home in North London.

The emergency services were called to the house in Enfield, on Saturday evening where they found the victim, in he 40s with fatal wounds. 

She was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

London’s Metropolitan Police said nobody else was being sought in connection with the alleged crime.

They also believe the victim and the man in custody were related to one another, and have appealed for any witnesses or anyone else with information to contact them. 

At least 110 people have been violently killed in the capital already this year, and knife crime in particular continues to soar.

Home Office figures show there were 43,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales in the 12 months to March 2019, a rise of 20,000 from the recent low in 2014.

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Hospital admissions for knife assaults show a similar increase, while in 2017 there were more murders committed with knives – 285 – than in any year since 1946.

London also sees more knife crime offences than anywhere else in the country, even when adjusted for population.

There were 169 offences per 100,000 people in the capital in the year to March 2019, while the next highest region was the North West, which saw just 93 per 100,000.

Fonte: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/enfield-stabbing-murder-london-met-police-knife-crime-news-a9125426.html

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