The increase in knife crime has not gone unnoticed in the capital, with police facing new challenges everyday.
Ohio mother Alyssa Edwards, 27, is facing two charges of child endangering after she allegedly left her daughter with multiple gunshot wounds when she was shot by her brother.
The 12-year-old victim was allegedly told that she would 'lose her guardian angels' if she reported the abuse by Jennifer Stevens and her husband, Michael Stevens.
A 17-year-old girl, of Cannock, Staffordshire, and the 45-year-old man that she vanished with have both been critically injured after an incident in the back of a police van.
The Old Bailey said Lucian Stinci was 'infatuated' with his flatmate Florina Pastina, who he repeatedly hit her over the head with a hammer at the home they shared in London.
The woman had to be restrained by fellow passengers on-board a SkyWest flight from San Francisco to Boise, Idaho.
A man was "scalped" by attackers with a machete as he ate dinner with his wife in a Paris restaurant.
Police in Colorado have arrested one of the attackers and are on the hunt for the other. The father holding the child was charged with a child abuse misdemeanor.
Charles Cottingham has been charged with first-degree murder.
The Kremlin said it had "no information" about what could have caused a former Russian double agent to collapse at a shopping centre in Salisbury.
Police inspector Darren McKie, 43, strangled his wife when she challenged him over his application for a loan, Chester Crown Court has heard.
Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft, said Officer Rosario Herrera, a police spokeswoman.
Police are investigating the attack that took place on Sunday (4 March) morning in the German town of Haan.
Shea Heeley lured Leonne Weeks, 16, to a secluded area in Dinnington before murdering her and then going for a takeaway.
Rigby, 37, of upper Largo, Fife, is accused of using a specially-modified shampoo bottle to conceal the device.