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Dozens Arrested After London Stabbing

This has been city's deadliest year for a decade
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2018 12:03 AM CST
An armored police van drives out of the parking lot at Westminster Magistrates court in London.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

(Newser) – An unusually large number of people were arrested in London early Monday after a man was stabbed in the street. Police say a total of 39 people were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man in his 30s was found with life-threatening injuries, Sky News reports. Police say the suspects were taken to several police stations after being arrested at a property near the scene in Hammersmith in West London. This has been the worst year for murders in a decade for the British capital, with knives involved in almost 60% of the 132 murders this year, the BBC reports. There were fears earlier this year that London's murder rate would overtake that of New York City, though New York has now recorded its 284th homicide of the year. (Read more London stories.)

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