Islington murder: Young woman dies after being slashed in throat

A woman was stabbed in the throat in Jessop Court, Graham Street in Islington on Sunday

A woman was stabbed in the throat in Jessop Court, Graham Street in Islington on Sunday - Credit: Archant

A man is being held on suspicion of murdering a young woman who was found slashed in the throat last night.

Floral tributes at Jessop Court in Graham Street

Floral tributes at Jessop Court in Graham Street - Credit: Archant

Scotland Yard said the woman was found shortly before midnight on Sunday with knife wounds to her neck at an address in Jessop Court, Graham Street.

Police and medics from London’s Air Ambulance battled to save her but she was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

The Met was today working to trace her family.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned at a north London police station.

Anyone with information about the woman’s death is asked to call the police on 020 8345 3734 or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.