A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing in Camden.

Police were called at around 23:40hrs on Sunday, 31 December to a boy stabbed in Primrose Hill.

Officers administered first aid before London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance paramedics arrived. Despite their efforts, the victim, believed to be a 16-year-old boy, was sadly pronounced dead shortly before midnight.

The boy’s family have been informed, and they will be supported by specialist officers.

A male has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been taken into police custody.

Extensive police cordons remain in place as officers conduct forensic examinations of the scene and the surrounding area.

Officers believe the area was busy with people at the time. If you saw what happened or have information, mobile phone footage or other material that can help us, please call 101 or post @MetCC ref CAD 6649/31 Dec.

To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.

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