The Danny O’Shea knife neck stabbing murder in Gill Avenue, Canning town, London, UK, which took place on Friday evening is yet another example of ruthless gang violence plaguing the UK Capital. The young man was murdered after being chased by a group a feral rats armed with at least one knife. Danny O’Shea was killed near his Canning Town home, and the killing is the latest stabbing death in the capital.
Arrests have not yet been made, though police will be hopeful that the murderers will be brought to justice, as CCTV evidence seems likely to be available. The stabbing was probably gang related, certainly on the part of the attackers. Law abiding citizens rarely become victims of knife-crime, though if you live in a major city, and live, work, or travel to the wrong areas, the chances do substantially increase. Gangs and gang violence is a serious UK problem, though some would say a problem which cannot easily be solved. There are many gang-outreach workers who do a fantastic job in working with potential offenders.
On Sunday 04/12/2011 police have named the teenager who was stabbed to death. He lived on the street he was killed on, in east London. Victim Danny O’Shea, 18, had been found by officers when they were called to Gill Avenue, Canning Town, during the darkness on Friday 02/12/2011. Ambulance crews also came to the scene, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, sparking an investigation by the Metropolitan Police.
The post-mortem examination performed on the body was carried out and Danny died from a single stab wound to the neck. The murder inquiry has only just begun, and whilst no arrests have been made, ghettos like Canning Town often have a close community, and the chances are his attackers will be known in the local area, though fear may stop many from speaking out.
Police have revealed a number of details with regards to the killing on Mr O’Shea. Detective Chief Inspector John MacDonald believes that Danny was chased by a group of black males from the Butchers Road, around the junction of Hooper Road, and ran down into Boreham Avenue, a busy area, especially on a Friday evening.
Canning Town is located in east London, England. Part of the London Borough of Newham and located on former London docks on the north side of the River Thames. Canning Town is amongst the 5 per cent most deprived areas in the UK, and local people often suffer from poor health, lack of education and severe poverty. On a brighter note the area is subject to a regeneration project, to clear the slums, and improve living.
Newham borough council launched The Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Programme which is offering extensive long-term benefits to the area, to regenerate what had become a ghetto filled with crime and suffering. Over 10,000 new homes are being built, and thousands of new jobs are to be created, with two improved town centres to bring new businesses to the area. It is a £3.7 billion project which is aiming to transform the run down area physically, socially and economically, and time will hopefully show that the investment is worth while for the good people of the area.