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Islington stabbing: Two teenage boys arrested after man knifed to death in north London

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Two teenage boys have been arrested after man was stabbed to death in north London.

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Police and paramedics scrambled to the scene in Caledonian Road, Islington, on Tuesday night.

The victim, whose age was not immediately known, suffered knife wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Images from the scene showed a forensic tent erected in the street next to a Ladbrokes betting shop.

A forensic tent was seen in the street and a police cordon remained in place on Tuesday night

A Section 60 order, which gives officers stop and search powers, was put in place for the surrounding area after the stabbing.

Police were called shortly before 7pm to a report of an assault in Caledonian Road near the junction with Tilloch Street. 

The two teenagers were arrested near to the scene. 

They have been taken into custody at a north London police station.

In statement, Scotland Yard said: “Urgent enquiries are underway to establish the identity of the deceased. 

Police tape: the man was found on Caledonian Road 

“A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be arranged in due course.

“Detectives from the Central North Command Unit are investigating alongside colleagues from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference 6320/jan29. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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