A person has been stabbed to death whereas reportedly trying to stop a mugging in north London.
Police have been referred to as at 5.27pm right now to studies of an injured man on Essex Road, in Islington, the Met confirmed in a assertion.
Officers discovered a man affected by a stab wound and instantly offered first help.
Despite their efforts, and that of the London Ambulance Service, the person, believed to be aged in his 50s, was pronounced lifeless on the scene at 5.58pm.
Reports on social media recommend it was a man who runs a florist in the realm and that he had stepped in after witnessing a mugging, although the Met has not confirmed this.
Next of kin have been knowledgeable, a police assertion continued.
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A autopsy examination will probably be held in due course. Formal identification awaits.
Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command have been knowledgeable.
Against the law scene stays in place.
Photos from the scene present a police van parked horizontally throughout the highway and a cordon in place, as a crowd gathers close by.
At this early stage, there have been no arrests.
Islington Council tweeted shortly after the information broke: “Awful incident in Essex Road earlier right now, in which a man misplaced his life. Please contact the police if in case you have any info that would assist.”
While Former Scotland Yard Det Chief Supt Gerry Campbell mentioned: “This is the 4th homicide in #London is as many days #KnifeCrimeDisaster proceed to grip the capital.”
Anyone with info is requested to name police through 101 quoting reference Cad 5562/29May. To stay nameless, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.