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Two teenagers are arrested on suspicion of murder after man was stabbed to death in London street

  • Police say the victim, who’s not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene
  • Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in custody
  • The victim was found at Caledonian Road in Islington just before 7pm tonight

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in north London this evening.

The man was found with multiple stab wounds just before 7pm tonight by officers responding to reports of an assault, on Caledonian Road in Islington.

Police say the victim, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Forensic specialists at work this evening in Islington, north London, after a man was stabbed to death

Police say the victim, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene. Pictured: Police at the scene this evening investigating the incident

Police say the victim, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene. Pictured: Police at the scene this evening investigating the incident

The two suspects, who were held nearby, remain in custody.

The victim is the eighth person to be murdered in London this month.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘An investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing in Islington.

‘Police were called at 6.49pm to a report of an assault in Caledonian Road, near the junction with Tilloch Street.

‘Officers attended along with paramedics and found a male suffering stab injuries.

‘The male, who has yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.’

The two suspects, who were held nearby, remain in custody. The victim is the eighth person to be murdered in London this month. Pictured: Emergency services in Islington this evening

The two suspects, who were held nearby, remain in custody. The victim is the eighth person to be murdered in London this month. Pictured: Emergency services in Islington this evening

He added: ‘Urgent enquiries are underway to establish the identity of the deceased.

‘A post-mortem and formal identification will be arranged in due course.

‘Detectives from the Central North Command Unit are investigating alongside colleagues from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

‘Two youths – both aged in their teens – were arrested near to the scene. They have been taken into custody at a north London police station.’ 

Islington Police said on Twitter a Section 60 stop and search order, which allows police to search anyone in a given area, had been put in place until 3am on Wednesday, covering much of Islington, Clerkenwell, Finsbury Park and Bloomsbury.

Woman slashed after trying to stop knife attack in Grove Park, near Bromley, Greater London

A man and woman have been stabbed in Grove Park near Bromley, Greater London

The woman told police she was trying to stop a knife attack in Baring Road shortly after 4.30pm when she was also slashed. 

The man who was attacked fled the scene.

A forensics officer looks for evidences around the crime scene in Grove Park, after reports of a stabbing

A forensics officer looks for evidences around the crime scene in Grove Park, after reports of a stabbing

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 16:39hrs on Tuesday, 29 January to reports of a man stabbed on Baring Road at the junction with Downham Way, SE12.

‘Officers attended and found a woman suffering from stab injuries. She informed officers that she was injured as she attempted to intervene in the assault.

‘She was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

‘Enquiries continue to trace the victim of the original assault.

‘Officers remain in the area. There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.’

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