LONDON, UK – A 16-year-old boy was tragically stabbed to death in Primrose Hill, Camden, North London on New Year’s Eve. The Metropolitan Police have arrested a male suspect on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.
Emergency services arrived at the scene at approximately 11:40 pm GMT in response to the stabbing. Despite receiving first aid from officers, the victim succumbed to his injuries just before midnight. A police cordon has been set up in the area as forensic examinations take place.
The stabbing took place as the park was crowded with people gathered to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks, although Primrose Hill is not an official viewing area. Witnesses have been urged to come forward to assist the authorities in their investigation.
The incident has shocked local residents, with one woman describing it as “absolutely tragic and shocking.” Another resident expressed concern about anti-social behavior in Primrose Hill, claiming to have made numerous complaints to the police.
The family of the victim has been notified, and they will be provided with support by specialist officers. As the investigation continues, law enforcement officers have maintained a strong presence at the park, closing it off to the public and erecting a forensic tent at the scene.
At present, a male suspect remains in police custody, and the investigation into the tragic stabbing is ongoing.