Boy, 15, fatally stabbed, bringing number of killings in London to 100 in 2019

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The number of violent deaths in London this year has reached 100 after a 15-year-old boy died after being stabbed in the street.  - PA

The number of violent deaths in London this year has reached 100 after a 15-year-old boy died after being stabbed in the street.

Perry Jordan Brammer's life support was switched off in hospital on Thursday after he was attacked in Tottenham, north London, a week ago.

He was the 20th teenager to be killed in the capital this year, and the sixth in the past month. 

Relatives of victims have described the increase in violent crime as a "national crisis".  Boris Johnson has pledged to recruit 20,000 extra police officers to make Britain's streets safer.

Last year 100 people had been killed in London by the end of August.  Rising levels of gun and knife crime resulted in 134 killings in the capital in 2018, the highest figure in a decade.

A 21-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning on suspicion of murder after Perry was repeatedly stabbed on August 30.

A second man, aged 25, was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and both remain in custody in a north London police station.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John described the stabbing as a "sustained attack", adding: "This happened in broad daylight and we believe there are people out there who know what happened," he added.