Teenage boy arrested over murder of 16-year-old in Islington


16-year-old boy has been arrested after a double stabbing in North London left one boy seriously injured and another dead.

Detectives at the Metropolitan Police arrested the suspect on Tuesday morning and he is in custody at a north London police station.

Officers were called to Seward Street in Islington at 10.33pm on December 22 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.

Despite the best efforts of all involved, one of the boys was pronounced dead at the scene, Scotland Yard said in a statement.

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He has been named as Jamaly Samba Baibu. His family 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.

The investigation is led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, with the reference 7708/21Dec. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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