Khan's London: Teen Killed with Machete by 'Screaming & Laughing' Thugs
16-year-old boy becomes latest murder victim in UK capital city
A teenage boy has become the latest murder victim Mayor Sadiq Khan's London after he was slain in the street by a gang of machete-wielding thugs who ran away "screaming and laughing," leaving him to die.
The 16-year-old boy was allegedly chased into a London estate by three attackers before he was stabbed in the back and chest with a foot-long “machete-type knife.”
According to witnesses, the teen banged repeatedly on doors of homes in Munster Square, near Regent’s Park, shouting: “Help me, help me!”
The boy was turned away after being stabbed with the foot-long blade, as residents were too afraid to open their doors, the Evening Standard reports.
The teen, who has been named locally as Alex Smith, was killed in an area of Camden, north-west London.
Smith is believed to be the 90th murder victim in London so far this year.
According to RT, Neighbors who witnessed the fatal attack described how events apparently unfolded.
Rosanara Begum, 55, claimed that the assailants fled the scene “screaming and laughing.”
While her daughter alleged that one of the young attackers had a “long black machete-type knife.”
Naqeeb Khan, 44, claimed that one resident opened the door to the victim then closed it “when they saw he’d been stabbed.”
His death marks the 90th murder investigation opened by Scotland Yard this year.
Fifteen of the capital’s victims have been teenagers, 14 of whom were fatally stabbed.
Scotland Yard released a statement on Tuesday revealing that police were called at 11.10pm in connection with a man having been stabbed in central London.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the male was pronounced dead at the scene…
"No arrests have been made and enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.”
After a spike in knife crime in the city, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has come under fire in recent months from Conservative MPs, as well as US President Donald Trump who branded him “a national disgrace who is destroying the City of London!” in June.
He is a national disgrace who is destroying the City of London! https://t.co/l3qcUS17jh— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2019
However, Khan has blamed the Tory government for being responsible for the rise in knife-related crime due to 9 years of austerity policies.
He insists that “the numbers don’t lie – the correlation between social inequality and violent crime is unarguable.”