Two young men killed in Camden stabbings | London

Two murder investigations are underway after two young men were killed in separate knife attacks in Camden on Tuesday night within a mile of each other.

Detectives were called to the first incident on Bartholomew Road at 8:30pm before responding to another in Malden Road at 10:15pm.

Police and ambulance gave first aid to the man in Bartholomew Road, who is thought to be his late teens, but he died at the scene. Officers believe they know his identity.

Less than two hours later they faced a similar scene in Malden Road where a young man was suffering from serious stab injuries. He died shortly afterwards.

Additional police patrols were put in place in Camden overnight and on Wednesday morning to prevent further violence.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have launched separate investigations. Urgent enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances and identify if there are any links between the two incidents.

– Metropolitan Police Statement

Denise Arnold, 63, who lives in Malden Road, saw people attempting to resuscitate the victim of the second stabbing.

“My neighbour rushed out because she knew there was something bad. She stood on her bed and she could see,” she said.

“So she rang the 999 call and she was told to go down and check he was breathing.”

She said she saw a large group of people gathered around the victim, adding: “There was a lot of screaming.”

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