A 17-year-old boy has been knifed to death in London, becoming the sixteenth teenager to be murdered in the capital this year.
Police officers found the lad in Harrow at 3.30pm today and tried in vain to save the lad’s life, but to no avail.
The boy, who police said is believed to be aged 17, suffered “fatal stab injuries” and was found in Northwick Park in the Greater London, north east borough.
His family has been told of the terrible news.
No arrests have yet been made and police urged people to come forward with information.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “A teenager has died after he suffered fatal stab injuries in Harrow.
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“Police were called at 15:50hrs on Thursday, 11 November to Northwick Park, Harrow, following reports of a stabbing.
“Officers attended and found a male, believed to be aged 17, suffering stab injuries.
“He was given first aid at the scene by officers prior to the arrival of LAS.
“Despite the best efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at 16:31hrs.
“Next of kin have been informed.
“There have been no arrests made at this time.
“A crime scene is in place and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”
MyLondon reports police cordoned off Northwick Avenue outside the entrance to Northwick Park Underground Station and a London Ambulance Service Helicopter was seen landing near the scene by residents.
The police cordon is positioned outside student accommodation for the University of Westminster.
One witness shared a video on Twitter of an air ambulance landing, while another said: “What just happened at Northwick Park? Police and an emergency helicopter?”
There are also reports the station is closed.
The spokesperson urged the public to come forward and help the “fight against knife crime in London”, a city blighted by rising levels of young people carrying blades.
They added: “Anyone who has information, video or images that could assist police should call 101 re CAD 4735/12 Nov.
“No detail you might have is too small – every bit of information helps towards the fight against knife crime in London.
“If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use.
“Alternatively, visit their website.”