A teenage boy has died after a double stabbing in Islington.

Police were called to Seward Street at 10.33pm on Tuesday (December 20), where they found two 16-year-old boys with stab wounds.

Officers provided emergency first aid until the arrival of paramedics and doctors from London’s Air Ambulance.

One of the boys was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.

The second boy was taken to an east London hospital where his injuries were assessed as non-life threatening.

An investigation is under way, led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

A crime scene remained in place on Wednesday afternoon and there have been no arrests.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran said: “A 16-year-old boy with his who life ahead of him has been killed as a result of senseless violence.

“Our thoughts are with his family as they come to terms with this terrible loss. We will do all we can to support them.

“As we work to piece together what happened in Seward Street last night, I appeal to any members of the public who were in the area, who saw or heard anything unusual or who have any information at all about what took place, to come forward.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was driving nearby, particularly along either Seward Street or Central Street, to check any dash cam footage that might have captured the incident or other significant activity.

“We know there were also members of the public who came to the aid of both boys after they were assaulted. Some did not provide their details to officers at the scene but we would very much like to speak to them.”

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, with the reference 7708/21DEC.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, said: “I’m heartbroken to hear about the tragic loss of a child in Islington last night. My deepest condolences are with all that knew them.

“We’re working with the police to help support the investigation. If you have any information that can help, please contact police, or you can call the independent Crimestoppers line anonymously.”