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Teenager, 18, arrested after MMA Fighter Jahreau Shepherd was Stabbed To Death At 30th Birthday Part

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man for stabbing an MMA fighter celebrating his 30th birthday over a BBQ in London to death.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed the teenager was apprehended for the murder and attempted murder of MMA champion Jahreau Shepherd.

Nicknamed The Nightmare, the welterweight champion was found dead in Kennington, south London, last Saturday.

Officers along with the London Ambulance Service attended the Black Prince Estate in Kennington and found him bleeding to death.

Despite the efforts of officers and paramedic, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A short time later, a 26-year-old man presented himself at hospital suffering stab injuries, believed to have been sustained in the same incident.

The injuries were not life-threatening.

On Monday, a different 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was bailed pending further enquiries to a date in mid-August.

Mr Shepherd, also known as Jay, was at a barbecue on the nearby Black Prince Estate when he was attacked not long after his mother left the celebrations.

He had a 6-2 win record in professional Mixed Martial Arts, with five wins by knockout, according to his online profile.

Writing on Instagram, a spokesman for his promoters said: 'Jay, our welterweight champion, was hugely talented and great fun to be around, a big personality with a huge smile and infectious laugh.

'Inside the cage, he was destined for the top - a champion in three different organisations with heavy hands and a warrior heart.'

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, from the Met's Specialist Crime, said: 'A man has lost his life and a family has been left suffering unimaginable grief because of the callous use of a knife to inflict fatal injuries.

'I will do all I can to get justice for this family, and, along with colleagues from my homicide teams, I will use every available tactic to find whoever is responsible for this terrible attack.

Another two men were stabbed in London last night as violence explodes in the capital with the total number of murders in the past two weeks now up to 10.

The City of London Police said the stabbings took place at Broadgate Circle in London's main financial district at about 11pm.

Their injuries are not life-threatening and the incident is not being treated by officers as terror-related, a force spokesman confirmed.

Scotland Yard has vowed to pour extra police onto the streets this weekend as post-lockdown shootings and stabbings spiral out of control.

Met chief Dame Cressida Dick has also struggled to tackle growing disorder after police broke up yet another illegal rave in Finsbury Park yesterday.

Last night's attacks come after statistics released by the Office for National Statistics yesterday showed that knife cries in England and Wales had risen six per cent to a record high and homicides by 10 per cent in the last year.

In a statement the force said: 'Our officers are currently dealing with an isolated incident in Broadgate Circle, in which two people have been stabbed.

'Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening and they are being treated by @Ldn_Ambulance.'

On Thursday night, police launched two more separate murder investigations after two men in their 30s were killed on London's streets.

Police were called to the scene outside a McDonald's on Victoria Road in Kilburn, north London, following reports that a man had been stabbed at around 10.24pm.

The victim, believed to be in his mid-30s, was taken to a central London hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after.

Just hours later, a second murder investigation was launched after a man in his 30s was stabbed in Enfield, north London, and rushed to North Middlesex Hospital where, despite the best efforts of doctors, he was pronounced dead.

Last night the family of a schoolboy stabbed to death in Westminster have paid tribute to him as police arrested two men in the ongoing murder investigation.

Ahmed Yasin-Ali, 18, was found injured in Elmfield Way, Maida Vale, at around 12.30am on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police said.

Police officers gave him first aid and land and air ambulance crews were called, but he died in hospital shortly after 1am.

In a statement issued by Scotland Yard, his devastated family said: 'Our beloved son, brother and friend peacefully passed away on Wednesday morning. He was loved by all and will forever be missed.

'Caring, loving, and by far the most clean-hearted of us all. He wanted nothing but good for everyone and himself, striving hard in his school work and job to make it to university in order to provide our family with a better life.'

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