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London’s murder rate spikes as police struggle with declining resources

A forensics team searches a street where a man died after a robbery on April 4 in London; there were more murders in March in London than in any other month in over a decade

MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED in London since the start of 2018, with stabbing being the main cause of death. For the first time in modern history, the city’s murder rate

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