Police issue urgent appeal for information after murder investigation opened into death of north London teenager

Scotland Yard has launched a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in north London.
Scotland Yard has launched a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in north London.

Emergency services were called to reports of two teenagers stabbed in Seward Street in Islington

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Scotland Yard has launched a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in north London.

Emergency services were called to reports of two teenagers stabbed in Seward Street in Islington just after 10:30 last night.

Emergency services were called to reports of two teenagers stabbed in Seward Street in Islington just after 10:30 last night.
Emergency services were called to reports of two teenagers stabbed in Seward Street in Islington just after 10:30 last night.

Police officers provided emergency first aid to the two 16-year-old boys until paramedics and doctors from London’s air ambulance reached the scene.

Despite the efforts of medics, one of the boys was pronounced dead before reaching hospital.

The teenager’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

The second 16-year-old was transferred to an east London hospital.

After an initial assessment, his injuries were described as non-life threatening.

The Metropolitan police said a murder investigation has now been launched and headed by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kiera, who is leading the investigation said: “A 16-year-old boy with his whole life ahead of him has been killed as a result of senseless violence.

“Our thoughts are with his family as they come to terms with this terrible loss. We will do all we can to support them.

“As we work to piece together what happened in Seward Street last night, I appeal to any members of the public who were in the area, who saw or heard anything unusual or who any information at all about what took place, to come forward.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was driving nearby, particularly along either Seward Street or Central Street, to check any dash cam footage that might have captured the incident or other significant activity.

“We know there were also members of the public who came to the aid of both boys after they were assaulted. Some did not provide their details to officers at the scene but we would vey much like to speak to them.”

A crime scene is still in place at site of the stabbings. Police have confirmed that so far no arrests have been made.