Four murder investigations have been launched in little more than 24 hours on another violent weekend in London.
A heavily pregnant mum was among the four killed in the capital this weekend, with a man in his 20s also stabbed to death in east London later on Saturday.
Police have since confirmed there have been two more killings in London – a teenager stabbed in Southwark and a 54-year-old man injured in a fight in Brixton.
The latest outbreak of violence comes just two weeks after five people were stabbed and one shot in a series of unconnected of attacks over a weekend in London. Three of those involved died.
- Pregnant mum stabbed to death
A baby of a mum-to-be stabbed to death in south London is fighting for its life in hospital.
Police have launched a murder investigation after Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, who was around eight months pregnant, was killed in what a senior detective described as a “horrific incident”.
The 26-year-old was found with stab injuries and died in Raymead Avenue, in Thornton Heath, Croydon at around 3.30am on Saturday but her baby was delivered at the scene.
The newborn remains in hospital in a critical condition, Scotland Yard said. A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries, with the force stating officers "retain an open mind to any motive".
A 29-year-old man was also arrested on Saturday on suspicion of murder. He was taken to a south London police station.
- Man in his 50s died after fight in south London
Later on Saturday police were called to a fight in Brixton, south London.
Officers arrived in Coldharbour Lane at about 5.55pm on Saturday, where they found an injured 54-year-old man who was rushed to a south London hospital but later died at 10.10pm.
His next of kin have been informed.
Two arrests have been made in connection with this incident, the force added.
- Man stabbed to death in east London
Police were called to the junction of Ron Leighton Way and Wakefield Street, Newham, at 11.07pm on Saturday where they found the man suffering from stab wounds.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been notified.
A post-mortem and formal identification of the victim will take place in due course, Scotland Yard said, adding that a murder investigation had been launched.
- Teenager who went to hospital himself died with stab wounds
The fourth victim of a killing in the capital was just 18.
The teenager died from his injuries after being stabbed in Southwark in the early hours of Sunday.
A male self-presented at a south London hospital suffering from stab injuries - around the same time, police were called at 4.51am to reports of a fight at Sutherland Walk.
When police arrived no victim could be found, but he is believed to be the male who self-presented at hospital.
He was treated for serious injuries but was pronounced dead at 7.23am.
Three males were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Enquiries are underway to notify next of kin.