15-year-old Boy & 23-year-old man stabbed to death in north London in ‘shocking’ incident
Police forensic investigators are at the scene of a double murder in Islington (Picture: Ben Cawthra/LNP)
The pair were found with stab wounds in Islington shortly after 11.30pm yesterday.
Police and paramedics rushed to Elthorne Road and despite their best efforts, the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene just after midnight.
The second victim was taken to a west London hospital where he later died.
Officers have informed the next of kin of those killed and they are being supported by specially trained officers.
A third victim, believed to be aged 28, was found at an address in N19 and had also suffered a stab wound.
His condition is not thought to be life threatening.
Met Police’s specialist crime command have launched a double murder investigation and an extensive crime scene remains in place.
Cops say a large number of people were in the street at the time of the attack and are urging any witnesses to come forward.
No arrests have yet been made in connection with the incident, described as ‘shocking and unacceptable’ by chief superintendent Andy Carter.
Ch supt Carter said: ‘My thoughts are with the families of the two victims who have suffered such an unimaginable loss in this shocking and unacceptable incident.
‘We will support our colleagues as they investigate and members of the public will see an increased policing presence in the area.
‘I urge anyone who has information that can help us establish exactly what has happened to approach those officers or contact us immediately.
‘A man and boy have lost their lives and we must now work together to identify those responsible and remove them from our streets.’
Officers also said a Section 60 Order has been authorised, granting police additional stop and search powers in the area.