The Met Police have revealed extra police officers are being deployed across London after a spate of violence saw three men stabbed to death in 24 hours, including drill rapper Bis in Deptford.

In a statement from Commander Jane Connors in response to the violence, she called each of the three incidents "a tragedy," but said there were no links between the attacks.

"Tackling violence is the number one priority for the Metropolitan Police," she said.

"Tonight, and over the weekend, residents will see more officers on patrol in the areas where these murders took place as well as other parts of London.

“This highly-visible policing presence will include officers from our reserve units, including the Territorial Support Group, the Violent Crime Task Force and armed units."



The 24 hours of bloodshed began at 2pm on Thursday when 22-year-old Exauce Ngimbi was stabbed to death in Lower Clapham, with four people now arrested over the murder including a 14-year-old boy.

At around 3:30am on Friday morning, a man now identified as a drill rapper with the stage name Bus was stabbed to death in Deptford.

Detectives named the victim as Crosslom Davis, a member of the Harlem Spartans group, based in Kennington, south London.

A third man, not yet named, was killed in a stabbing outside Harrods in Knightsbridge just after midnight the same night.

A 26-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, whilst a man who was with him was also stabbed in an apparent attempted robbery.

The Met have now said that extra high-visibility police are being deployed in the areas where the stabbings occurred to reassure the public.

Greenwich Police earlier today authorised a Section 60 stop and search order for tonight in a bid to discourage any further violence.

Commander Connors added: “Each one of these attacks is a tragedy, not just for the victims and their families and friends, but for our wider communities who are left reeling by this senseless violence.

“And the common factor in each one is that someone was willing to carry a knife on the streets of our capital."

She said that the Met's highly experienced detectives and investigators were working relentlessly on all three incidents to establish what happened and bring those responsible to justice.

“But police do not work in isolation. We can only tackle violence together and need the help of the public to identify those willing to carry knives or involved in these violent acts.

“We are grateful for those who already have had the courage to speak to us about those they know pose a danger to others.

“It makes our resolve even stronger to provide these grieving families the justice they deserve.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you remain anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call.”