17 year old dead following Hoxton stabbing

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following a stabbing in Hoxton.
Police were called at approximately 23:15hrs on Friday, 4 September to the St John’s Estate on Pitfield Street, N1 following reports of an assault.

Officers attended and found a male, believed to be aged 17, suffering from stab wounds.

London Ambulance Service attended but the male was pronounced dead at the scene at 23:47hrs.

Officers believe they know the identity of the victim and enquiries are underway to inform next of kin.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge from the Homicide and Major Crime Command leads the investigation. He said:

“A young man has lost his life in a brutal manner and I am appealing to anyone who was in the area last night and witnessed this attack to come forward and speak to police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0300. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.