By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
Published: 23:53 GMT, 31 October 2019 | Updated: 16:35 GMT, 1 November 2019
A man stabbed to death in a London street at lunchtime yesterday has been named, after yet another day of violence on the streets of the capital.
James Amadu, 26, becomes the 122nd murder victim of the year as the city's gun and knife crime epidemic continues.
Officers and paramedics were called to Enfield, north London shortly after 1pm but when they arrived the victim could not be found.
James Amadu (pictured) was fatally stabbed in north London at about 1pm on Thursday. He took himself to hospital, but tragically died once there
Police at the scene in Enfield today where road closures were put in place around the area
A man died an hour after he was stabbed on Blossom Lane, Lavender Hill, shortly after 1pm
When officers arrived, the victim was not at the scene. Mr Amadu had taken himself to a north London hospital suffering from stab wounds.
He died in hospital shortly after 2.20pm.
His mother Josephine told the Evening Standard: 'I am heartbroken and devastated. I couldn't have wanted a better son.'
While his brother Franklin, 23, added: 'James was the backbone of the family. He was my backbone. He put me on the right path, he made me what I am.'sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said today: 'A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course and although police await a formal identification, detectives are confident of his identity.
'The victim's next of kin have been informed. At this early stage there have been no arrests.
'Officers from North Area Command Unit investigate. Detectives from Specialist Crime have also been informed.
'Road closures are in place in Lavender Hill near the crime scene. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.'
Police were called to reports of a stabbing on this road today in Enfield, North London
The murder is the 122nd in London so far this year and the sixth to have taken place this month (pictured, where all the murders have taken place in London this year)
Later that day, a man later suffered multiple stab wounds after he was attacked on Henderson Road, Selhurst, south London around 9.25pm.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: 'Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds.
'He has been taken to hospital where we await an update on his condition.
'No arrests at this early stage. Cordons are in place at the scene.'
And earlier officers were sent to North London after another man in his 20s was stabbed in the street in Muswell Hill at about 1.40am.
The 21-year-old victim was left in a critical condition in hospital following the assault in the early hours. A man aged 22 was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
The latest murder is the sixth in London this month - after the attacks on Beatrice Yankson, 59, in Islington on October 26, and Zoe Orton, 46, in Deptford on October 21.
The other three murder victims were Ben Lines, 20, in Bexley on October 13, and two on October 10 - Clinton Evbota, 18, in Camberwell and Baptista Adjie, 15, in Stratford.