Highbury Fields closed after boy, 15, stabbed to death

A police cordon has been established around the park

Friday, 5th August — By Anna Lamche

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A police officer at the scene today

Highbury Fields is closed today as police investigate the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy.

Officers were called to the scene just before 9 pm yesterday (Thursday) evening following reports of a stabbing.

Emergency services arrived to find the teenage boy with stab wounds. Paramedics treated him at the scene before he was taken to hospital. Tragically, he died a short time after.

A police cordon has been established around the park, closing off the fields and all of Highbury Place to the public.

The boy’s family have not yet been contacted. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing. Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime have been informed.

Police say they expect the cordon to stay in place until at least the end of the day, as detectives perform a sweep of the area.

The Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, said she was “devastated” to hear about the stabbing.

“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,” she said.

“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.”

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.

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