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UPDATE: Murder investigation in Camden

News   •   Aug 13, 2019 17:05 BST

A murder investigation has been launched after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Camden.

Police were called at approximately 23:10hrs on Monday, 12 August to reports of a person stabbed in Munster Square, NW1.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course and formal identification awaits.

A crime scene remains in place. There have been no arrests.

Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation. 

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Healy said:

“We believe the victim was chased around the square by a number of suspects prior to being stabbed a number of times.

“The suspects made off in a vehicle which was discovered burnt out nearby. Another vehicle believed to be involved in the incident was also found burnt out some distance away.”

“We have a dedicated team working relentlessly to track down those responsible. We’re reviewing CCTV, knocking on doors and completing other enquiries to build a clear picture of the events last night.

“We’re still in the early stages of our investigation and we are urging to those who have information to do the right thing and speak to us. I am sure that others will have seen something last night around the Munster Square area, I am also interested in those who may have dash cam footage in the area at the time.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call the incident room on 02083580400 and quote CAD8433/12Aug.

If you don’t want to tell police, then contact Crimestoppers – an independent charity – anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information.

Young people can also contact the charity Fearless via their website: fearless.org. Also independent from police, they offer advice on where to get support, and let you pass on information about crime 100% anonymously. They will never record or trace your call or IP address.