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Detectives appeal for information following murder at Islington house party

News   •   Jan 01, 2018 20:32 GMT

A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing in Islington.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) on New Years Day, Monday, 1 January at around 02:35 hours to an address, a flat in Bartholomew Court, EC1.

Officers attended along with the LAS and found two men - both aged 20 - suffering from stab injuries.

The first man was pronounced dead at the scene at 03:26 hours.

His next of kin have been informed

Formal identification awaits and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course

The second man was taken by LAS to a north London hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

At this early stage officers believe that both men had attended a house party at the address and a disturbance broke out which then led to both of them receiving stab injuries.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and are appealing for information.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information that may assist police is asked to call the incident room on 020 8 345 3985 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet information to police via @MetCC