A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a young man and a teenage boy were stabbed to death in north London.
The 46-year-old man was arrested on Saturday afternoon and was in custody at a north London police station.
Police were called at 11.33pm on Thursday to reports of a stabbing in Elthorne Road, Islington. A 15-year-old from Islington had been stabbed and died at the scene, just after midnight. The Metropolitan police has named him as Leonardo Reid.
A 23-year-old man was also stabbed. He was taken to hospital where he later died, while a third person, a man aged 28, suffered a stab wound which was not thought to be life-threatening.
Officers have informed the victims’ next of kin, who are being supported by specially trained officers. Postmortem examinations will be conducted in due course.
Ch Supt Andy Carter previously said: “My thoughts are with the families of the two victims who have suffered such an unimaginable loss in this shocking and unacceptable incident.”
Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101 or tweet MetCC quoting reference CAD 9383/29Jun.