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Three more Londoners killed in latest string of deaths in capital's knife crime epidemic

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The Evening Standard

A father-of-two was stabbed to death in a fight outside a barber's shop as London's knife crime epidemic claimed three more lives in just over 24 hours.

Rapper and record label boss Crispin Siddon, 35, was fatally wounded when an argument which broke out inside the salon in Harlesden, north-west London, spilled onto the street.

He staggered along Craven Park Road towards Central Middlesex Hospital but collapsed before reaching A&E. He was found by passers-by and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics on Friday afternoon.

Mr Siddon, who lived in Finsbury Park, died a day after celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife, who was today said by relatives to be "distraught".

He was described as "charming young man" who doted on his two sons, aged four and seven.

Crispin Siddon, 35, aka Skeng, was stabbed to death in Harlesden on Friday

His mum Maxine, 53, told the Standard: "He had a big heart. He liked to see others do well. He was no angel but he was a loveable young man who would do anything for anyone."

At her home in Brockley, she added: "He cherished his two sisters and his two boys. His boys were his life, and now someone has just taken that life away."

Mr Siddon made music under the name Skeng and co-ran label GB Records with fellow rapper Corleone.

Karolina Chwiluk, 20, died from knife wounds in Mile End at 11pm on Thursday (Facebook)

In a tribute posted on Instagram following his death, the label wrote: "May the GB boss rest in perfect peace and his music and legacy live on forever".

Staff at Cutz barber shop were said to have told Mr Siddon and another man to leave after violence broke out at about 2pm.

Ace Ruele, 29, an actor who has appeared in Eastenders and the film Brotherhood, said: "When I arrived for a haircut there was a lot police coming through and they were trying to close the barber shop because it was a crime scene.

"Staff said a fight broke out and then somebody got stabbed. They were told there was cameras about and they went outside."

Mr Siddon's killing came just hours after Karolina Chwiluk, 20, died from knife wounds in Mile End at 11pm on Thursday. The Polish national was a student at BSix sixth-form college in Hackney until last year.

A third murder investigation was launched at 1am on Saturday when a 23-year-old man from Hayes was killed in Waterloo Road, Uxbridge, at 1am on Saturday.

He was taken by LAS to a west London hospital where he died a short while later, the tenth fatal stabbing victim in two weeks of bloodshed on the capital's streets.

The violence came ahead of hundreds of protestors taking to London's streets for a peace rally on Sunday.


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