To update this post – the police have now named the victim as Alan Cartwright aged 15 – our deepest condolences go to his family, one cannot imagine what they must be feeling. If you have any information that may be relevant please call the police incident room on 020 8345 3734.
A murder investigation has been launched after a male was stabbed in Islington.
Police were called at 19:36hrs on Friday, 27 February to reports of a male collapsed in Caledonian Road, near the junction with Twyford Street, N1.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the male, aged 15, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Next of kin have been informed. Formal identification awaits.
A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
At this early stage it is believed the victim was cycling north on Caledonian Road with friends when they were attacked, near the junction of Copenhagen Street, by three males who were walking in the opposite direction.
The victim suffered a single stab wound during the attack and two other members of the group had their bikes stolen. The victim managed to cycle further up Caledonian Road before collapsing.
The suspects made off from the scene, continuing south down Caledonian Road.
No reports of any other injuries.
Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate and retain an open mind as to the motive for this time.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones leads the investigation. He said:
“Caledonian Road would have been very busy at the time of the incident and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this attack, or may have any information as to who is responsible, to come forward and speak to police.”
Anyone who witnessed this incident, or has information that could assist the investigation, is urged to call the incident room on 020 8345 3734 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
No arrests, enquiries continue.
= Officers from Islington will be carrying out patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the local community. Anyone with concerns should speak to officers directly or contact their local Neighbourhood Policing Team.
More over at the BBC who say:
‘A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death when three men attacked him while he was cycling with friends.
Police have begun a murder inquiry after the victim was attacked near Copenhagen Street in Islington, north London, at about 19:30 GMT on Friday’
Sky News are also covering it.
A local resident messaged us on Saturday to say:
>Local police from the Safer Neighbourhood Team have just contacted me with the sad news that there was a fatal stabbing at the corner of Copenhagen St and Caledonian Rd at 8pm last night.
They are reaching out to the local community to see if anyone has any information or saw anything that might be useful.
If you have anything you’d like to speak to them about or think you saw anything relevant, please give them a call on 020 7421 0328.