London is in the midst of yet another bloody night with four teenagers wounded in two knife attacks across the capital.
A 13-year-old boy is seriously wounded after being stabbed in east London, with three youths arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent, Newham Police said.
Two 15-year-old boys are also in a serious condition in hospital following a stabbing in Mile End.
Another youth, 16, who was treated for minor injuries, has now been arrested for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, Tower Hamlets police said.
It comes as protesters and community leaders tonight gathered in east London to call for an end to a recent spate of gang violence in which several teenagers died.
People gathered at Hackney Central station, close to where Israel Ogunsola, 18, was stabbed to death on Wednesday evening.
Residents of all ages huddled round the station entrance before locking fists in a wide circle at a pedestrian shopping street nearby in solidarity for those killed.
Mr Ogunsola’s murder followed that of 16-year-old Amaan Shakoor two days earlier on April 2, who was shot in Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, minutes after the shooting of 17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne in Tottenham the same evening.
Protest organisers Guiding A New Generation – commonly known as G.A.N.G – asked Hackney residents to share their stories and plead for an end to the killings over a communal megaphone.
Hackney Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Pauline Pearce, 52, who was among the attendees, said the recent string of stabbings and shootings were partly a result of young people feeling “disenfranchised” by their environments.
She said: “A lot of the children feel disenfranchised, they don’t feel they belong, they haven’t really got a meaning – they don’t feel that they have that connection to society, so a lot of things go wrong for them and sadly this is the sort of retaliation that comes.”
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