Murder probe launched as teen stabbed to death

An 18-year-old man died from his wounds on an estate in Bush Hill Park

Ayley Croft Estate, Bush Hill Park
Ayley Croft Estate, Bush Hill Park

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a teenager died from stab wounds in Bush Hill Park.

Police were called to Ayley Croft Estate at 6.10pm on Monday, 7th February, to reports of a stabbing. Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS). 

The victim was found with stab wounds. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died at the scene. Next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.

Homicide detectives from the Metropolitan Police are now working on the case. A 14-year-old boy was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and has been taken into custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 5753/07Feb. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Update (08/02):

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley, leading the investigation, said: “A young man has lost his life in this tragic incident and his family and friends have been left devastated.

“We are at the early stages of a murder investigation and are exploring a number of lines of enquiry – I am appealing directly to anyone that may have witnessed the incident or knows anything about who may have be involved.

“We urgently need to speak to anyone with information, particularly anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious in the vicinity of Bonnington House, Ayley Croft in Enfield on Monday, 7th February at around 6pm. Did you see anyone running away from the area at this time?

“Even if you think the information you have may not be of great importance, please share it with police as it may help us piece together the events that led to this tragic death.”

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, in charge of policing for Enfield and Haringey, said: The family of this young man have been devastated by his death and my thoughts are with them.

“Detectives are working at pace to investigate this attack and I would also add my appeal to the public to get in touch if they have any information that could help the investigation.

“Police officers remain in the area, where they are speaking to members of the public and doing door-to-door enquiries. Local residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area and I would encourage anyone who has concerns to please speak to officers

“We remain committed to working with the local community to address any concerns they may have.”