London man charged in connection to double stabbing

London police headquarters on Dundas St. file photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News

Police have identified a suspect facing charges relating to two stabbings that took place in north London over the weekend.

At around 9 a.m. Saturday, officers say they responded to a report of a man who had been stabbed in the area of Richmond Street and Epworth Avenue.

The victim was taken to hospital where he is currently recovering from serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Within 20 minutes of the first incident, police located and arrested a male suspect near the area. Not long after the arrest, officers were dispatched to the area of Patricia Street and University Crescent where a second man was found suffering from stab wounds.

Police confirmed late Saturday evening that the second victim succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

Following an investigation, police announced that 22-year-old Preston Hill of London is charged with second-degree murder, assault causing bodily harm and attempted robbery.

Hill was allegedly arrested near the scene of both crimes and a weapon was recovered.

The identity of the victims is not being released at this time, but police say they were not known to one another.

The accused appeared in court on Sunday and was held in custody.