Halloween horror as two men stabbed, one fatally, in separate London incidents  

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Halloween horror as man in his 20s is London's 122nd murder victim this year in one of three separate stabbing incidents across the capital James Amadu, 26, was fatally stabbed in Lavender Hill, north London yesterday    He then took himself to a north London hospital but later died from his wounds   Was one of two stabbings yesterday, with another man attacked in south London The second victim suffered multiple stab wounds in Selhurst at around 9.25pm  

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

Published: 23:53 GMT, 31 October 2019 | Updated: 16:35 GMT, 1 November 2019

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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

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

Road closures were put in place around the area

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

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.'

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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

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)

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.

WHERE THE 122 MURDERS IN LONDON HAVE BEEN COMMITTED IN 2019 # NAME AGE DATE INCIDENT TIME STREET LOCATION 1 Charlotte Huggins 32 Jan 1 4.20am John Ruskin Street Camberwell 2 Tudor Simionov 33 Jan 1 5.36am Park Lane Mayfair 3 Simbiso Aretha Moula 39 Jan 4 7.50am Lower Mardyke Avenue Rainham 4 Sarah Ashraf 35 Jan 6 6.20pm East Ferry Road Isle of Dogs 5 Jayden Moody 14 Jan 7 6.30pm Bickley Road Waltham Forest 6 Asma Begum 31 Jan 11 4.00pm City Island Way Canning Town 7 Kamil Malysz 34 Jan 27 10.15am Alfred Way Acton 8 Nedim Bilgin 17 Jan 29 6.49pm Tilloch Street Islington 9 Carl Thorpe 46 Feb 4 6.30am Dartmouth Park Hill Highgate 10 Lejean Richards 19 Feb 5 7.52pm Wolsey Court Battersea 11 Dennis Anderson 39 Feb 10 2.35am Lordship Lane East Dulwich 12 Bright Akinlele 22 Feb 18 10.44pm Euston Street Camden 13 Brian Wieland 69 Feb 19 1.12pm Genever Close Chingford 14 Glendon Spence 23 Feb 21 6.45pm Minet Road Brixton 15 Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck 19 Feb 22 8.09pm Vincent Road Wood Green 16 David Lopez-Fernandez 38 Feb 25 2.35pm Globe Road Tower Hamlets 17 Che Morrison 20 Feb 26 8.48pm Cranbrook Road Ilford 18 Jodie Chesney 17 Mar 1 9.25pm St Neot's Road Harold Hill 19 Elize Linda Stevens 50 Mar 2 10.19am Great North Way Hendon 20 Jolia Bogdan 3 months Mar 2 11.57am Tamworth Road Croydon 21 Mohamed Elmi 37 Mar 3 6.00am Romily Street Soho 22 Laureline Garcia-Bertaux 34 Mar 6 pm Darell Road Kew 23 David Martinez 26 Mar 6 4.25pm North Birkbeck Road Leyton 24 Antoinette Donnegan 52 Mar 7 6.40pm Este Road Battersea 25 Ayub Hassan

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