Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Etienne Fermie Three men have been hospitalised after a violent incident in Leyton last night. Two are being treated for gunshot injuries, while a third has suffered a broken leg after a car was driven at him. Emergency services were called to Lea Bridge Road in Leyton at 2:30AM last night, and discovered the suspects had fled in a silver car. One gunshot victim is in his 40s, while the other two men are in their mid 20s. Their age matches an increasing trend of violent crime among young Londoners, especially males. The rise in violent crime has been significant enough that London’s murder rate has surpassed New York’s for the first time in decades.The latest figures from the Metropolitan Police show that an estimated 70 people were killed on
Early this morning, a fight broke out between a group of young men in one of the busiest streets in the capital. Police was called from a coffee shop at around 7am after a group, believed to consist of at least six people in their 20s, was violently fighting on the pavement in front of a food and drink business in the borough of Camden. Two witnesses, who don’t want to be identified, told the Voice of London: “It was still dark and we couldn’t see properly. They were young and from what seemed to be just an argument, escalated into a wide street fight. At least two people were on the ground.” The second witness reported: “When we realised the seriousness of the situation, there was already a pond of blood on the footpath and we immediately called the police and an ambulance.” When the
Julian Aubrey, was found dead at his home in Earl's Court on Monday afternoon after suffering multiple knife wounds. Aubrey, 55, was the former co-chairman of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea LGBT liaison group. Voice of London spoke to two gay men from London to find out how safe they feel in London, following the news. Lewis King, 22, producer and director of the documentary ‘Drag Undressed’ said: “It puts into perspective that the LGBT+ community are still so far from equality. Yes we have pride marches and we have come a long way, but it still shows that in places we thought we were safe - such as London - we just aren't. As someone who goes out in makeup and high heels, I put myself in even more of a risk. It's does scare me but it won't stop me.” Ricardo
Words: Leanne Hall | Brenda Zini The Office for National Statistics has released new data implying that London now has a higher crime rate than New York. The number of violent crimes logged by police has risen by a fifth (19 per cent) to 1.2 million compared to the previous year. https://twitter.com/ONS/status/920937715369160704 Criminal justice experts insist the rise of crime in London is due to the way it is policed, budget cuts have reduced the number of neighbourhood patrols. Meaning police will come after the crime has happened, and are not there to prevent it. Unlike New York where the police department have seen an increase in neighbourhood patrol and a decrease in crime rate. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/921323063945453574 President...