Pictured: £12m London townhouse where bouncer was stabbed to death trying to stop gatecrashers at a
A bouncer at a party in one of Britain’s most exclusive student houses was stabbed to death yesterday as 2019 got off to a bloody start in London, Daily Mail reported.
The guard was trying to stop a group of gatecrashers from entering a private bash in the £12.5million Mayfair townhouse when he was knifed.
Two other security staff, aged 37 and 29, and a 29-year-old woman who tried to help them close the 10ft solid oak door to the building were also stabbed during the incident at around 5.30am yesterday.
Police believe revellers filmed the attack on their phones outside the luxury three-bedroom house which had been hired out for a New Year’s Eve party.
The house features views of Hyde Park, glass floors, its own 24-hour concierge and a roof terrace. It is one of the world’s most expensive student houses, costing £4,000 a week to rent.
It is understood to have been used for swingers’ parties in the past. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge said: ‘It appears the deceased and the two injured males were working as security staff for the party.
‘They were attacked by a group of males who were outside trying to enter. The female was also attacked as she assisted the security staff in closing the front door.
‘This shocking incident happened just hours into a New Year, the area was particularly busy with people out celebrating and making their way home.’
In a night of bloodshed, a woman in her early thirties was also killed at a home in Camberwell, South London, in an unrelated stabbing at 4.20am.
Police stood guard outside the property, which is next to London exclusive Grosvenor Hotel
A 34-year-old man who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder was released on bail last night.
The two unrelated murders followed London deadliest year in a decade.
Scotland Yard released figures yesterday showing the number of people killed in the capital hit a ten-year high in 2018, with more than a fifth of victims being children and teenagers.
Last year, 134 killings were recorded by the Metropolitan Police, which included 24 in which the victims were 19 or under. Of those, 18 were stabbed, five were shot and one woman died from head injuries.
It was the highest total since 2008, when 155 were killed.
The first murders in 2019 came amid a night of violence.
A young woman was shot in east London at 5am. The victim, said to be in her mid-twenties, was blasted in the leg at Visions Video Bar in Hackney.
Another woman was assaulted outside a nightclub in Clapham, south-west London, as she waited for a taxi at around 4am. Student Krystal Mission, 21, was punched several times.
Police had to rescue a young mother after a drunken thug attacked her and her baby with a 2ft sword at a New Year’s Eve party at a flat in Walsall, West Midlands at 5am.
A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and possessing an offensive weapon.
In Essex, a youth was stabbed in the stomach in Epping.
Sussex Police Chief Inspector Roy Hodder said his force managed more than 100 emergency calls an hour between midnight and 3am yesterday morning.
A senior officer claimed yesterday that police were having to tolerate more violence because of a lack of resources. Richard Cooke, chairman of West Midlands Police Federation, tweeted: ‘The absolute number of violent/aggressive drunken idiots who 10, 15 years ago feet wouldn’t have touched ground on way to custody – now simply tolerated. Reason – we simply hadn’t got the officers to do anything else.’
Via Daily Mail