There are unconfirmed reports of a murder in Argyle Street, just south of St Pancras station. Around 7 uniformed police officers were tonight manning a cordon covering the entire street, in place since the early evening. At least 5 plainclothes detectives were present, with several more in plastic forensic suits.
None of the officers would comment on the details or confirm a murder investigation was underway, but there are reports that the murderer escaped after the stabbing.
The crime took place at 24-28 Argyle Street, a mental health care home housed in three converted and interconnected terrace houses. A man waiting to be let through the cordon, who wished not to be named, said: "It's a home for people with mental illness. I live there, I've just come home and have been waiting to be let in… I've lived in the hostel for years, and nothing's really happened like this… there's 15 of us living there. I don't know who it is [who has been murdered]."
One detective was heard talking about "multiple incident scenes". It is not clear whether this incident is connected to other reports of a violent fight in King's Cross that happened around the same time.