Murder investigation launched following fatal stabbing in Camden


A man has died following a stabbing in north-west London.

The Metropolitan Police were called to Munster Square in Camden at about 11.10pm on Monday.

The victim – whose age has not yet been released – was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a murder investigation had been launched and that enquiries into the circumstances were ongoing.

No arrests have been made.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number CAD8433/12Aug.

The latest victim of knife crime comes after Boris Johnson vowed to “come down hard” on crime as he announced an extension of police stop-and-search powers and tougher sentences for violent criminals.

The Prime Minister said this week he was determined to tackle rising levels of knife crime amid the impression of a growing “culture of insolence” among “thugs” who believed they could act with impunity.

At the same time, he said the Government would be investing £2.5 billion in creating 10,000 new prison places to ensure serious violent and sexual offenders got the sentence they deserved.

Since taking office last month, Mr Johnson has already set out plans to recruit another 20,000 police officers over the next three years.

But shadow home security Diane Abbott said extending Section 60 stop and search powers over the summer is a “tried and tested recipe for unrest, not violence reduction”.


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