A three-year-old boy was found stabbed to death at a home in west London on Tuesday, the 6th of October. Police found the young boy after breaking into a home in Brentford just before 12.50 am. Police were called to the home because neighbors were concerned about the wellness of the people inside.
The body of a woman who is believed to be in her 30s was also found in the home, as well as a man in his 40s who was suffering from stab injuries. The injured man also died at the scene, turning the situation into a triple murder.
Police believe the three people were known to each other.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said,”Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating. At this early stage, officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident,” according to MyLondon.
Police have not revealed many details about the case or any possible suspects, but have appealed to the public for any clues.
There were 43,516 knife crime offences in the 12 months ending March 2019.
This is an 80% increase from the low-point in the year ending March 2014, when there were 23,945 offences, and is the highest number since comparable data was compiled.
These statistics do not include those from Greater Manchester Police because of data recording issues.
Out of the 44 police forces, 43 recorded a rise in knife crime since 2011.
The number of knife-related homicides went from 272 in 2007 to 186 in 2015. Since then it’s risen every year, with a steep increase in 2017-18, when there were 285 killings, the highest figure since 1946.
One in four victims were men aged 18-24. In the year to March 2019, 22,041 people were cautioned, reprimanded or convicted for carrying a knife in England and Wales
Anonymous tips can be made to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.