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In a year that saw a flurry of stabbings, terror attacks and an overall surge in violent crime to levels not seen in more than ten years, the residents of London are on alx. And yet, last night, another gruesome crime unfolded, as a father was murdered in cold blood in front of his wife and child on Christmas Eve.

在这一年里,伦敦发生了一系列持刀伤人、恐怖袭击事件,暴力犯罪活动总体上激增至10多年来从未有过的水平。然而,昨晚,另一起可怕的罪行发生了,一位父亲在平安夜当着妻子和孩子面被残忍地杀害。

Here''s more from the Guardian:
A man shot dead on Christmas Eve was killed in front of his family as they returned home from a night out, police have said.

以下是《卫报》的报道:
警方称,一名男子在平安夜外出回家途中,当着家人的面被枪杀身亡。

Metropolitan police detectives are continuing to appeal for information after the 36-year-old was fatally shot close to his home in Battersea, south-west London.

这位36岁的男子在伦敦西南部巴特西的家中附近遭枪击身亡,伦敦警察厅的警探们仍在继续搜集信息。



"We know that the victim was returning home with his wife and young child following an evening out, when he was shot just yards from his home."

“我们知道,受害者晚上外出时正与妻子和年幼的孩子回家,在离家仅几码的地方遭到枪击。”

"The assailant then fled on foot in the direction of Battersea Bridge Road."

“然后袭击者朝巴特西桥路方向徒步逃跑。”

The murder is believed to be the 142nd killing in London this year - the highest number of homicides in one calendar year since 2008.

这起谋杀案被认为是今年伦敦发生的第142起谋杀案,是自2008年以来一年内谋杀案数量的最高纪录。

What does Mayor Sadiq Khan have to say about that?

萨迪克 · 汗市长(现任伦敦市市长)对此有何看法?



A 24-year-old man, who also lives nearby and did not want to be named, said at one point there were about 10 people gathered outside trying to call 999.

一名住在附近、不愿透露姓名的24岁男子说,当时有大约10人聚集在外面试图拨打999。

Police said there was no evidence to suggest that the community is at risk. Though police also have no leads on the suspect, and the are urging anybody with any information about the attack to come forward.

警方表示,没有证据表明该社区处于危险之中,尽管警方也没有关于嫌疑人的线索,他们呼吁任何有关于袭击的信息的人站出来。