Finsbury Park murder
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The Metropolitan Police has launched a murder inquiry after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Finsbury Park, taking the number of fatal teen knife attacks in London this year to 15.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service to Marquis Road after reports of a male stabbed at 11pm on Tuesday (1 December). Officers arrived on the scene and found the boy suffering from knife injuries. He was taken to a central London hospital where he subsequently died.

Police believe they know the identity of the deceased and next of kin have been informed. Formal identification awaits and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

An investigation by IBTimes UK found there were 138 stabbings in Haringey in 2014, with 58 happening along High Road, which consists of Tottenham High Road and Wood Green High Road, making it the worst area for knife attacks in London.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating. There have been no arrests so far and enquiries continue. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

The fatal knife attack comes days after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Holloway, Islington, also in north London. Officers were called at shortly before 9pm on 23 November to reports of a male stabbed in Yoke Close, off North Road.