Murder investigation launched after 15-year-old boy stabbed in London | UK News

Police have launched a murder investigation following the stabbing of a boy, believed to be a 15-year-old, in London.

New Scotland Yard said officers and paramedics were called to Highbury Fields park in north London just before 9pm on Thursday.

A boy was found with stab wounds. Although he was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, he died a short time later.

A crime scene has now been put in place, the Metropolitan Police said, adding that inquiries are ongoing to inform the boy’s next of kin.

A large police cordon is now in place around the park with officers present.

The cordon is expected to be in place for “a few days” according to one officer who spoke at the scene to a local reporter from MyLondon.

No arrests have yet been made and the investigation into the stabbing is ongoing.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s specialist crime directorate – which investigates murder and organized crime – have been informed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7948/4AUG. Alternatively people can speak anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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