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Man arrested over murder of Alan Cartwright

Credit: Met Police

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering teenager Alan Cartwright, who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.

Police said an 18-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of today after attending a north London police station.

Alan's family yesterday appealed for witnesses to come forward after the 15-year-old was killed on Friday in what was described as a "senseless" attack.


Stabbing victim named by police

Alan Cartwright, 15, who died from a single stab wound Credit: Metropolitan Police

Officers investigating the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Islington have released the victim's name.

Although formal identification hasn't yet taken place, the Metropolitan Police said the dead teenager was Alan Cartwright from Islington.

Police were called to Caledonian Road just after 7.30pm to reports of a boy collapsed in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. The police are continuing to appeal for information.


Arrest after Islington fire

A 42 year old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a house fire in Islington on Friday.

Two men were found dead inside the building, one in his fifties, the other in his forties.

They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

11 year old missing from Islington

Mohamed Farah, last seen by his family when he left for school on Friday morning Credit: Met Police

Police in Islington are appealing for the public's help in locating a missing boy.

11 year old Mohamed Farah was last seen by his family when he left for school on Friday morning. He was expected to come home after playing football after school, but did not return.

This is very out of character for Mohamed and officers are concerned for his safety and wellbeing.

Mohamed is Somali; approx. 5ft 4ins tall with a slim build and short black hair.

He was last seen wearing his school Central Foundation Boys' School uniform - black trousers and black blazer with the red school badge on it and a red and black striped tie and is likely to have a red Nike rucksack and black NYC rucksack.

Any one who has seen Mohamed or who knows of his whereabouts are asked to call police via 101.

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