London park taped off after ‘serious incident’ – heavy police presence as probe ongoing

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Emergency services rushed to Highbury Fields, Islington, last night after receiving reports of a stabbing. Officers found a young boy, believed to be just 15 years old, with stab wounds.

He was then taken to hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

The incident took place at around 9pm.

No arrests have been made at this time.

A spokesperson for the Met said: “Enquiries are ongoing to inform next of kin.

“A crime scene has been put in place.

“There have been no arrests; enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

“Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime have been informed.

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“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7948/4Aug.

“Alternatively, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

More to follow.

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