Dad Fatally Stabbed While Defending Daughter From Boys Harassing Her

A father-of-three who was stabbed to death earlier this week is believed to have been defending his daughter before being attacked.

James Markham, 45, was fatally stabbed after confronting a group of youths on a London street on Monday night, according to police.

Two 14-year-old boys have since been arrested in connection with his murder, the Metropolian Police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Officers were called to Churchill Terrace in Chingford, northeast London, following reports of a disturbance at around 6:20 p.m. local time on Monday evening.

Arriving deputies found Markham seriously injured with a stab wound to the chest. Despite the best efforts of emergency services and other members of the public, the 45-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We believe that James confronted a group of youths causing a disturbance and was stabbed as a result,” said Detective Inspector John Marriott, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said. “The brutality of this response is beyond shocking and our thoughts are with James’ family who have been left devastated by their loss.”

Police have since asked for the public’s help “to build a full picture of exactly what happened” on Monday evening and have urged those present at the scene to come forward.

Markham’s wife said the father-of-three came out of his home to defend their daughter from the group when he was set upon and stabbed by one of the boys.

“The boys were walking around with metal poles. They were swinging them and shouting at my daughter,” Markham’s wife Candice told The Mirror. “It’s just disgusting. It’s not the first time—you see them walking around and smashing bottles in the street … Just doing what they like, there’s no police.”

In a separate interview with the Evening Standard newspaper, she said: “They had metal poles, walking around with them. It’s absolutely devastating. I’ve lost the heart of the family.”

Neighbors described Markham as a “kind, family man.”

“He was a quiet family man with three kids who kept himself to himself,” neighbor Susan White told My London. “It was devastating hearing his wife screaming like that last night.”

Another neighbor, Sandra Green added: “He was no trouble at all, just got on with everything and was a kind, family man. We’re all in shock, you assume it’s teenagers who get involved in this but when it’s a family man you just can’t believe it.”

A post-mortem examination found Markham died of a stab wound to the lung.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have launched a murder investigation and said they will be speaking to witnesses and examining CCTV footage.

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  1. This is the crap happening in America too from BLM and Antifa with police not doing anything about it!

    1. Thats because they have been bought and paid for by George Soros owned groups! And the candidates that run for local office and school boards are funded by them as well. Until we all wake up and actually dig deep into who is funding these campaigns (who are the share holders of the company) before voting for them because they said something that sounded good we will get more of same, we also need to understand our election process and demand change if it can be manipulated. I dug into Wuhan Lab in beginning of Jan 2020 majority share holders are George Soros and Bill Gates. They also recently bought out completely the covid testing company. Coincidence? Those two also own Mansanto “round up weed killer” If you do not know who he is do a search you should come across some interviews, that is the man behind antifa and blm in ALL countries, he has funded campaigns clear down to school board members, local judges and DAs why do you think none of them get charged if they do get arrested. This is way bigger than just the Presidential office! They have been indoctrinating our youth and making sure cost of living requires both parents work so majority has no choice but to send kids to school and to damn tired to dig into what us actually being taught let alone attend school board meetings. I have to hand it to them they have played the long game brilliantly! But its unfolding as people are starting to wake up and learn the people have the power not government not ngo’s I just pray enough are awake!!!

    2. What! this is happening across the board. Not just to specific groups! A lot of other sensational killings happen, but they are not shown on mainstream TV, they’re shown on TV programs or Nancy Grace! Police need more support and communication to solve these crimes. Are you helping? I think not.

    3. Can you blame the police? If so, how? They have been vilified by the leftest media and democratic politicians because they are carrying out the laws as written by these very politicians. They face threats of having special protections taken from them that would render them helpless against frivolous lawsuits filed against them by the very criminals they put behind bars. They have been threatened to be prosecuted and thrown in prison if one mistake is made while confronting a threat. You have feckless prosecutors who refuse to prosecute criminals for the laws they break, and you have activist judges who don’t do their due diligence in carrying out the laws as written.
      I couldn’t blame any police officer for walking off the job in the toxic environment that the left has created in what we call present day America. In fact, I couldn’t and would not blame the police if they went on a nation wide strike and all walked off their jobs at the same time. Until Americans across our nation, feel the pain from the actions they have taken, or lack there of, nothing will change. We need to demand that the leaders who we place into office, actually fulfill their obligations according to our written laws, and if they do not, we the people must take action to throw the bums out of office.

  2. When will we stop electing these \leftist Asshats. Thank God I live in Arizona where I can carry a gun.

  3. When we STOP expecting OTHER PEOPLE to “fix” things.
    And WE don’t help, this is what happens.

    No politician is SUPERMAN.
    We need to run for school board, mayor, etc.
    We need to work on election day at the polls.
    We need to push back and call out Democrat Election Fraud.

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