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Man stabbed to death, cyclist killed in crash and body found in River Thames

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A tragic 48 hours in London has seen a man stabbed to death, a cyclist killed in a crash, and a body found in the River Thames. A woman struck by a police motorbike on May 10 also died, while two men were stabbed - one in Sutton and one in Tottenham. In the courts a man cleared of murdering a sex worker was finally found guilty.

A man in his 20s stabbed to death in a street fight in Croydon on Tuesday night (May 23) was seen running to a nearby pub and screaming for help before collapsing. The victim was reportedly "chased down the road" by two men in balaclavas and took off his jacket to reveal "two massive stab wounds" to his back on Pawsey Road at around 7:45pm.

A cyclist in his 20s died after being hit by a lorry in the heart of London. The man was cycling down Fitzroy Street in Westminster just before 8am on Wednesday (May 24), but sadly despite the best efforts of paramedics he could not be saved.

READ MORE: Live Croydon murder updates as man in his 20s stabbed to death in South London 'street fight'

Helen Holland was reportedly 'thrown 40 feet in the air' during the horror crash in Earl's Court, West London (Image: Family handout)

The body of a man in his 30s was pulled from the River Thames near the ExCel Centre at the Royal Victoria Dock early on Wednesday morning. The Met Police said the death was being treated as 'unexpected' and they are trying to trace the man's next of kin.

An 81-year-old woman struck by a police motorbike escorting Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh on May 10 died of her injuries. Martin Holland called out the Met Police for their handling of the incident and said the family have not yet received an apology after the death of his mum Helen.

A man in his 50s was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in North London on Wednesday afternoon. Police were called to the scene of the incident at Baronet Grove in Tottenham at just after 12.15pm. Another man - also with injuries - was arrested on suspicion of GBH.

Sarah Crump was found dead by police in her West London flat in the early hours of August 29, 1991 (Image: PA Wire/PA Images)

A man was left fighting for his life on Tuesday evening after being stabbed in South London. The 31-year-old was rushed to hospital after being found on Welbeck Road in Sutton.

And a killer who boasted he had "got away with it" after being cleared of murdering an escort 30 years ago was finally been found guilty of the crime. Lorry driver David Smith, 67, went on to commit an almost identical murder of another sex worker, Amanda Walker, 21, in 1999 after he was acquitted of killing Sarah Crump, 33, in 1993.

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