Boy aged 16 stabbed to death in Edmonton

Murder investigation launched but no arrests yet made following Sunday night attack

Kendal Gardens, Edmonton
Kendal Gardens, Edmonton

A murder investigation has been launched after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Edmonton.

The Metropolitan Police were called at 11.27pm on Sunday (1st) to Kendal Gardens, close to Great Cambridge Junction.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance Service paramedics. The boy’s family have been informed and they will be supported by specialist officers from the Met.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

A crime scene is in place today at Kendal Gardens as detectives, local police officers and forensic specialists gather evidence from the scene. No arrests have yet been made.

Detective Chief Superintendent Caroline Haines, responsible for policing in Enfield, said: “I thank local people for their patience as police have worked through the night. They will continue to see a police presence and ongoing activity in their neighbourhood in the coming days, and I encourage people in the community to speak with those officers if they have any information or concerns that they wish to share.

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“My thoughts and most sincere sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim. The family will be supported by dedicated police officers throughout the unimaginably difficult days and months ahead. We will be there for them, and I can assure them that skilled and tenacious detectives will be working to bring to justice whoever was responsible for this terrible crime.”

Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police and anyone with information that may assist the investigation are asked to call 101, quoting reference number 7767/01oct. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact them online.

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