Appeal after fatal stabbing in Seward Street - statement from Leader of Islington Council

Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, said: “I’m heartbroken to hear about the tragic loss of a child in Islington last night. My deepest condolences are with all that knew them.

“We’re working with the police to help support the investigation. If you have any information that can help, please contact police, or you can call the independent Crimestoppers line anonymously.” 

Police were called to Seward Street, EC1, shortly after 10.30pm on Tuesday, 20 December, and found two 16-year-old boys with stab wounds. Officers gave first aid until the arrival of paramedics and doctors from London's Air Ambulance.

Despite the best efforts of all involved, one of the boys very sadly died at the scene. The second boy was taken to hospital where his injuries were assessed as non-life threatening.

A murder investigation, led by homicide detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command, is underway. A crime scene is in place and at this early stage there have been no arrests.

Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101, with reference 7708/21DEC. Alternatively, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

For more information, please see the Met police website

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