Sadiq Khan Deems London’s Four Women Murders in Three Weeks ‘Unimaginable’

Sadiq Khan Deems London's Four Women Murders in Three Weeks 'Unimaginable'

London (Parliament News) – Sadiq Khan deems London’s recent murders of four women “heartbreaking” and prioritizes tackling violence against women. Mayoral candidates express concerns and propose solutions. Police face scrutiny.

Sadiq Khan expressed that the brutal London killings of four women in three weeks are “absolutely heartbreaking” and pledged to tackle violent crime if presented with a historic third term. Police discovered Kamonnan Thiamphanit, 27, stabbed to demise at a £4 million Grade II-listed belongings on Stanhope Place, Bayswater near Hyde Park at about 8.30 am on Monday.

According to The Standard, neighbours heard sounds of a noisy party on Saturday night at the home being leased out as an Airbnb holiday let, pursued by two high-pitched screams the following day. The Metropolitan Police’s exploration of Thiamphanit’s killer continues. Last Saturday, Kennedy Westcarr-Sabaroche, 25, was found dead in a Vauxhall car in Hackney.

The dismembered torso of Sarah Mayhew, 38, was abandoned in a Croydon park on April 2.

Goldsmiths College student Zhe Wang, 31, was brutally penetrated in Hither Green, Lewisham on March 20.

Is Sadiq Khan’s Pledge Enough to Prevent Violence?

A spokesman for the London mayor stated: “These murders are miserable and Sadiq’s thoughts remain with their valued ones at this unimaginably awful time. “Tackling violence against women and girls is a complete top priority and that’s why he’s investing in policing and prevention, tackling the causes of these horrific crimes.” A source close to him counted: “The Tory government has imposed £1billion cuts on the Met with a devastating impact on the services that keep women safe. “By contrast, Sadiq has supported a record £163m on tackling violence against women and girls in London.”

What Safety Concerns Raised by Mayoral Candidates?

Susan Hall, Mr Khan’s Conservative opposition at the mayoral elections on May 2, stated: “My thoughts are with the friends and family of the four women who have been killed in recent weeks. It is truly stunning and heartbreaking. Everyone in our city deserves to feel secure and to be safe, and I am determined to do all I can to reduce crime and make London safer for women.”

Lib-Dem Rob Blackie, another frontrunner, argued there had been a disappointment to tackle violence against women and girls under Sadiq Khan. He stated: “Clear-up rates for rape and sexual assault have split since he became mayor. And that is really because there hasn’t been any political awareness of the problem.

“Police require the right IT and equipment. We have lost many cases due to freezers utilised to keep forensic evidence not up to standard. Very often the same man will commit crimes again and again if you don’t catch them the first time. My top priority would be to get more money into the Met by abolishing Khan’s phoney Tube fare freeze. That would put more officials on the front line. We have 6,000 police punched in back offices, double the number of any force in Britain.”

How Will London Authorities Tackle Rising Violence?

The Metropolitan Police has directed itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct watchdog over the happening. Police were reached twice on Sunday by a friend concerned about her welfare, but officers observed over 13 hours later.

Pacharapol Padermprach, press secretary of the Royal Thai Embassy in London, conveyed to the Standard his community is “horrified and saddened”, adding: “We have been in close touch with the Metropolitan Police on this case and in reporting Ms Thiamphanit’s family. We are convinced that the Met will do its best to bring those accountable to justice. Due to the ongoing investigation, we are unable to provide any further information.”

Daniele Naddei

Daniele Naddei is a journalist at Parliament News covering European affairs, was born in Naples on April 8, 1991. He also serves as the Director of the CentroSud24 newspaper. During the period from 2010 to 2013, Naddei completed an internship at the esteemed local radio station Radio Club 91. Subsequently, he became the author of a weekly magazine published by the Italian Volleyball Federation of Campania (FIPAV Campania), which led to his registration in the professional order of Journalists of Campania in early 2014, listed under publicists. From 2013 to 2018, he worked as a freelance photojournalist and cameraman for external services for Rai and various local entities, including TeleCapri, CapriEvent, and TLA. Additionally, between 2014 and 2017, Naddei collaborated full-time with various newspapers in Campania, both in print and online. During this period, he also resumed his role as Editor-in-Chief at Radio Club 91.
Naddei is actively involved as a press officer for several companies and is responsible for editing cultural and social events in the city through his association with the Medea Fattoria Sociale. This experience continued until 2021. Throughout these years, he hosted or collaborated on football sports programs for various local broadcasters, including TLA, TvLuna, TeleCapri, Radio Stonata, Radio Amore, and Radio Antenna Uno.
From 2016 to 2018, Naddei was employed as an editor at newspapers of national interest within the circuit, including Internazionale24, Salute24, and OggiScuola. Since 2019, Naddei has been one of the creators of the Rabona television program "Calcio è Passione," which has been broadcast on TeleCapri Sport since 2023.