A manhunt is underway in central London as two women have been stabbed and in critical condition on Sunday afternoon. Suspect Joe Xuereb, 27, is on the loose and thought to be in Greenwich, London.
Appeal to trace man following critical attack on two women in #Greenwich – Call 999 if you see Joe Xuereb, 27, of Greenwich – he should not be approached by members of the public https://t.co/Bj7rwR6h3g pic.twitter.com/A0RkkUB6O9
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 19, 2018
Police were called to Greenwich where they found two women with extreme lacerations consistent with a ‘horrific’ knife attack, Scotland Yard said.
Knife Crime in London is up 16% on last year. If you exclude the terrorist attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge it is still 12% higher than the previous year. Up to April there was a 12.4% increase in horrific knife attacks according to latest available stats from the Met Police.
250 deadly knives and swords were seized in one week alone and 283 teenagers arrested for carrying offensive weapons.
This is just typical of Sadiq Khan’s “Lawless London”. On Saturday four young boys were stabbed in north London and one aged only 14 is in critical condition after being ”disembowelled” by his attacker in front of bystanders.