Woman killed in triple stabbing

A 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of 28 year old Keisha McKenzie and the attempted murder of two other women in a triple stabbing attack in Streatham.

Brixton stab victim named

28 year old Keisha McKenzie died of stab wounds on Monday Credit: Metropolitan Police

The woman killed in a triple stabbing in Brixton on Monday has been named by police as 28 year old Keisha McKenzie.

40 year old Desmond Brooks has been charged with her murder and two counts of attempted murder. He has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday 2 August.

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Man in court over triple stabbing

A man arrested after three women were stabbed at two separate addresses will appear in court today after being charged over the attacks.

Desmond Brooks, 40, of Redlands Way, Brixton, south London, faces one count of murder and two of attempted murder, Scotland Yard said.

He will appear at Camberwell Magistrates Court.

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Children present at scene of both stabbing attacks

Police in Brixton said the man they have arrested following a fatal stabbing where a 28-year-old woman was killed trying to protect her younger sister, is known to them, but would not give any more details.

Speaking this afternoon, Detective Reynolds said young children were at the scene of both attacks, which involved "extreme violence", and officers are trying to establish whether they saw anything significant.

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Stabbing victim 'died trying to protect sister'

Forensics examine the house in Brixton in which two sisters were stabbed, one fatally. Credit: Press Association

The 17-year-old girl and the 28-year-old woman stabbed in a house in south London are sisters, police said.

The elder sister died as a result of her injuries. Speaking at Brixton Station this afternoon, Detective Inspector Will Reynolds said:

"The lady who was fatally stabbed is the sister of the 17-year-old girl who tried to protect her."

The teenager suffered stab wounds to her head and hands.

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Stabbing victims found in two homes in south London

Police were called to a home in Redlands Way (marked 'A' below), Lambeth, in south London yesterday evening following reports that a women had been stabbed.

The 46-year-old victim was taken to hospital with multiple injuries, including stab wounds and remains in a critical condition.

The first victim was found in Redlands Way (marked with an A above), the second and third were found at Tilson Gardens (marked with a B). Credit: Google Maps

Thirty minutes later, at approximately 7.10pm, officers were then called by London Ambulance Service to a home in Tilson Gardens (marked 'B' above), Lambeth, following reports that two women had been attacked.

The 28-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the 17-year-old girl was taken to hospital.

Read: All stabbing victims 'known to man in custody'

One dead and two injured in Streatham stabbings

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Woman dead and two others seriously injured in stabbing incident in Streatham, south london. 40 year old man being questioned @itvlondon

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Women attacked at 2 separate addresses in Streatham. Suspect arrested on bus + being questioned on suspicion of murder @itvlondon

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All stabbing victims 'known to man in custody'

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a triple stabbing incident in South London.

A 28-year-old woman has been killed, a 46-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital and a 17-year-old girl is in a serious but stable condition.

Investigating Officer DI Will Reynolds said police believe all three of the victims are known to the man in custody and the incident was not random.

Our investigation is at a very early stage, however we are confident that there are no outstanding suspects. We believe that all three victims were known to the man who is currently in our custody, there is no suggestion that the victims were selected at random.

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