Man, 46, arrested over Islington double murder as teen victim named

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  • July 1, 2023
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A 15-year-old boy stabbed to death in north London has been named as Leonardo Reid.

He was found wounded in Elthorne Road, Islington, shortly after 11.30pm on Thursday and died there half an hour later.

Another victim, a man aged 23, was stabbed on the same night as was declared dead after being rushed to a west London hospital.

Scotland Yard said a 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Officers have informed the victims’ next of kin, who are being supported by specially trained officers.

Post-mortem examinations will be conducted in due course.

A third victim, 28, was found with stab wounds at an address in Archway. He remains at a north London hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Chief Superintendent Andy Carter previously said: ‘My thoughts are with the families of the two victims who have suffered such an unimaginable loss in this shocking and unacceptable incident.’

Anyone with information should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 9383/29Jun.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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