The Met Police has launched a murder inquiry after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Holloway, Islington. Officers were called at shortly before 9pm on 23 November to reports of a male stabbed in Yoke Close, off North Road.

London Ambulance Service attended but the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene at 9.22pm. He is the 14th teenager to die this year from stab wounds. Officers believe they know the victim's identity and next of kin have been informed. Formal identification awaits and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course, the Met Police said.

An IBTimes UK investigation revealed there were 115 stabbings in Islington last year, up 23% in the 89 that occurred in 2013.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said no one had been arrested and their enquiries continued. Anyone with information has been asked to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The boy's death came hours after two men were hospitalised with stab wounds after what was described as a large fight in Ladbroke Grove. The violence erupted at about 5.30pm with the victims' injuries described as non-life threatening.