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Investigation continues after fatal stabbing in Islington

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Investigation continues after fatal stabbing in Islington

Detectives continue to appeal for information and witnesses after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Islington. 

Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Highbury Fields, N5, shortly before 21.00hrs on Thursday, 4 August. 

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

At the scene, a 15-year-old boy was found with stab wounds. He was treated by medics before being taken to hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. We are not yet in a position to confirm his identity. 

A post-mortem examination will take place in the coming days. 

A murder investigation has been launched led by Detective Chief Inspector Joanna Yorke.

She said: “My team is working hard to piece together the schedule of events that led to this tragic loss of a young life, but we still need information from people who saw what happened.

“Were you there? Did you capture any footage? Do you know who was responsible for the attack on the victim?

“Even if your information seems insignificant, please do the right thing and share what you know. If you don’t want to speak directly to police then contact the charity Crimestoppers, they won’t even ask you for your name.

“A young life has been brutally ended and a family is struggling to come to terms with their loss – if you can help please don’t hesitate.”

Information and footage can be provided here. You can also call detectives directly on 020 8345 3865. 

To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made.

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