Victim of fatal stabbing in Camden named as investigation continues

Detectives have named a teenage boy who died after being stabbed in Camden on New Year’s Eve.

Harry Pitman was attacked on Primrose Hill at around 23:40hrs on Sunday, 31 December. His family are being supported by officers.

Officers provided first aid to the 16-year-old before paramedics arrived. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died at the scene shortly before midnight.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at a north London police station.

The investigation is being led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command and officers have carried out extensive enquiries at the scene throughout the day.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Grogan, who is leading the investigation said: “My thoughts and sympathies are with Harry’s family and friends at this difficult time. He was a young man with the rest of his life ahead of him.

“His family are understandably devastated and specially trained officers are supporting them as they come to terms with their loss.

“A dedicated team of detectives are working hard to establish the events that led to such a senseless act of violence. We are reviewing CCTV footage from the area and are carrying out a forensic examination of the scene.

“We know Harry was with a group of friends near the viewing platform on Primrose Hill where they had gathered to celebrate the New Year. It is here where we believe Harry became involved in an altercation with devastating consequences.

“Primrose Hill was very busy at the time and I believe there are people who witnessed the incident who have not yet spoken to police.

“It is vital that we build a clear picture of the moments leading up to, and immediately after, Harry’s murder and I need anyone with information about the altercation, or the attack, to contact us immediately.”

Did you witness some sort of fight or confrontation? Did you see or hear anything suspicious? Have you captured images or footage of the incident on your mobile phone or a similar device? Do you know those who were involved?

Please call the investigation team on 0208 785 8099. You can also share information online here.

To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A post-mortem examination will take place in the coming days.

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