Murder investigation following stabbing in Islington - council Leader's statement. Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council, said: “I’m devastated about the fatal stabbing of a young person in Islington yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends at this extremely distressing time.“We’re working with the police as they investigate what happened, and to support the community.“If you have any information that can help the investigation, please contact police, or you can call the independent Crimestoppers line anonymously.”Police were called to Highbury Fields shortly before 9pm yesterday (Thursday, 4 August). A young person, believed to be 15 years old, was found with stab wounds. He very sadly died in hospital a short time later.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.A crime scene is in place in Highbury Fields, with a police cordon from Highbury Place to Baalbec Road. Highbury Leisure Centre is currently closed.For more information please see the Met police website.
A murder investigation is under way following a stabbing in Islington
Police were called to Highbury Fields, N5, shortly before 21.00hrs on Thursday, 4 August to reports of a stabbing.Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS).A male, believed to be 15 years old, was found with stab wounds. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital where he sadly died a short time later.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.
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.