Holloway will see an increased police presence after a fatal stabbing in a busy street.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) was called to Axminster Road shortly before midday today (August 30).

The first medics arrived at the scene within four minutes of being called, but despite their best efforts a man aged in his 20s died at the scene.

A LAS spokesperson said: “We sent numerous resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer and members of our tactical response unit. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.”

No arrests have been made and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Superintendent Jack May-Robinson of the Met’s Central North Command, who is responsible for Islington borough, said: “I am saddened to see another young life needlessly lost on the streets of our capital.

“Local people will notice a more visible police presence in the coming days and I urge anyone with concerns to approach officers on patrol.

“We will continue to support our specialist crime colleagues as they work to identify and apprehend the person, or persons, responsible.

"I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while this vital work takes place.”

Police have confirmed that an investigation has been launched and that enquiries are under way to notify the victim’s next of kin.

The murder investigation is led by Detective Chief Inspector Neil John. He said: “At this early stage we are establishing a timeline of events that led up to and immediately followed this murder.

"If you have information or dashcam footage, please do get in touch."

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has footage should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 2840/30AUG.

To remain anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.