Police launch murder probe after teen stabbed to death

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Police have launched an urgent murder enquiry after a teenager was stabbed to death in Haringey, north London. (Stock image: Getty)

Police have launched a murder investigation after a teenager was stabbed to death in north London.

Officers and paramedics were called to Tottenham High Road in Haringey at 5.30pm on Friday (30 September) where they found a man, believed to be in his late teens, with stab injuries.

Despite their best efforts, he died a short time later.

The Met Police said an urgent murder investigation had been launched but no arrests have yet been announced.

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The force said: "Enquiries are ongoing to ensure that the victim’s family have been informed. They will be supported by specialist officers."

It said a post-mortem examination was due to be arranged.

Police urged communities to help play their role in tackling violent crime and urged anyone who might have information to get in touch.

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Witnesses or anyone with information are urged to call 101 with the reference 5327/30sep, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

In August, shocking statistics showed the level of knife crime offences committed by children.

In the year to March 2022 the total number of knife crime offences committed by 10-17 year olds in England and Wales was 3,490, according to the Ministry of Justice.

In total, there were 19,555 knife crime offences in the same period, up 5% from the previous figure of 18,627 – but down from a peak of 22,183 in 2019.