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Boys killed in London stabbing attacks named as concern grows over number of young people killed in capital UK news

The victims of two fatal stab wounds in London have been named by police as detectives make arrests in connection with the attacks.

At Monday, police found Tamim Ian Habimana, 15, suffering from a single stab wound in Woolwich, south-east London.

Despite treatment at the scene, he was pronounced dead and a 15-year-old was detained on suspicion of murder.

Another 15-year-old has been detained on suspicion of murder after Mr Habiman died of his injuries at the scene.  Pic Met Police
Another 15-year-old is suspected of murder after Tamim died from his injuries at the scene. Pic: Police met

Tributes and flowers have since been left in Woolwich New Road where Tamim was found.

In a separate incident hours later, 16-year-old Keane Flynn-Harling was found stabbed in an estate in Oval Place, Vauxhall, south London.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

On Tuesday, friends and family arrived to drop flowers and cards at the scene, paying tribute to the “friendly and bubbly” teenager.

Messages were left attached to neighboring railings and signed by uncles and aunts.

“I’m so sorry you are gone. We love you so much, rest in perfect peace,” one read, while another said, “I love you with all my heart my little boy, we love you millions. “

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Mr. Flynn-Harling.  Pic Met Police
A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Keane’s murder. Pic: Police met

“Keano, taken too early. Sleep well with the angels,” said another.

So far in the capital this year, at least 20 teenagers have been killed, raising fears that the number of violent teenage deaths for the whole year will surpass the previous record of 27 in 2017.

This would mean the highest number of teenage deaths since 2012.

Commander Alex Murray, Head of Violence at the Metropolitan Police, said: “Sadly, London has recently lost the lives of even more young people as a result of senseless violence. The traumatic impact of these crimes on families, the friends and wider communities of victims remains central to why we do what we …

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