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Hunt for knifeman after fatal stabbing of man in Camden estate

Teenage boy, 16, is stabbed to death in Camden estate sparking London’s 87th murder probe of 2019

  • Police called to Camden in north-west London at about 11.10pm last night 
  • The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and his age is not yet known 
  • Met has launched a murder investigation, no arrests have yet been made 

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in north London last night and police have launched the capital’s 87th murder investigation of 2019 as they hunt for the killer.

The victim died after he was attacked on a Camden estate, with police called at about 11.10pm on Monday.

The victim – whose age has not yet been released – was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police remain at the scene this morning in Camden, north London, where a man has been stabbed to death 

An officer is pictured at the estate in Camden, north London, this morning, where a man was killed last night

An officer is pictured at the estate in Camden, north London, this morning, where a man was killed last night 

Pictured: Police at the scene in Camden, where a man was stabbed to death on an estate late last night

Pictured: Police at the scene in Camden, where a man was stabbed to death on an estate late last night 

Officers (pictured at the scene) have launched London's 87th murder investigation of the year

Officers (pictured at the scene) have launched London’s 87th murder investigation of the year

Police said a murder investigation had been launched and that enquiries into the circumstances were ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number CAD8433/12Aug.

The killing is London’s second in eight days after 89-year-old Dorothy Woolmer became the oldest person to be battered to death in the capital this year. 

Pictured: Police at the scene in Munster Square, Camden, last night after a male was stabbed to death in north-west London

Pictured: Police at the scene in Munster Square, Camden, last night after a male was stabbed to death in north-west London

The pensioner was raped and died in her own home in Tottenham and a 22-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder. 

Homeless Reece Dempster, 22, is charged with rape, murder, burglary and two counts of sexual assault. 

Pictured: The locations at which murder investigations have been sparked in London since the start of the year

Pictured: The locations at which murder investigations have been sparked in London since the start of the year 

He is in custody at Belmarsh prison and is scheduled to enter his pleas on October 23.  

In a statement released shortly after her death, Ms Woolmer’s family said ‘She was a wonderful, beautiful woman who was full of life.

Reece Dempster, pictured, 22, appeared at the Old Bailey this morning via video link but did not enter any pleas

Dorothy Woolmer (pictured) was found dead in her own home in Tottenham, north London, on Sunday by neighbours

Reece Dempster, 22, left, appeared at the Old Bailey this morning charged with the rape and murder of Dorothy Woolmer, 89, right, who was found dead at her home in north London last Sunday 

‘She always had something to talk about and was still hands-on with everything she did despite her age.

‘She was extremely self-sufficient and would still cook all of her meals herself and get herself up and down her stairs.

‘She was a sister, wife, auntie and dear friend to many and will be greatly missed. My family ask for privacy whilst we come to terms with what has happened.’  

 

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