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A man has died following a house fire in the early hours of this morning, the London Fire Brigade has confirmed.
Firefighters got the man out of the first floor of the property, in Ripplevale Road, Islington.
Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene. Part of the first floor was damaged by fire.
Fire crews from Euston, Holloway, Islington and Shoreditch fire stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called just after midnight and the fire was under control by 1.50am.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Detectives investigating the death of a man pulled from Regent's Canal have identified him as Sebastiano Magnanini. The 46-year-old was originally from Italy but was living and working in south London. Police were called by a member of the public on Thursday, 24 September, to reports of a body submerged in the canal, close to the entrance of Islington Tunnel. His death is being treated as suspicious.
A Samurai sword was among a cache of weapons left outside a charity shop in north London.
These weapons were left outside a local charity shop. Perhaps not the best of donations? Now off the streets. http://t.co/oSyFc2Rtnz
Staff discovered the Japanese sword along with a bo staff and a six-inch blade in a bag outside their store. Met Police officers collected the weapons from the store in Islington, north London, after volunteers bought them inside along with donated clothes and bric-a-brac.
Swords with blades longer than 50cm cannot be sold or traded.
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Detectives investigating the murder of 18-year-old Stefan Appleton have arrested five people as part of their investigation.
On Saturday, 13th June, officers arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder. He currently remains in custody at a north London police station.
Today, detectives executed a warrant at an address in Holloway and arrested a second 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder. He is also currently in custody.
Three 16-year-old boys were arrested at the same address on suspicion of robbery and attempting to pervert the course of justice. They currently remain in custody at a police station in east London
Police were called shortly after 6pm on 10th June to reports of a man stabbed in Caldy Walk.
Police and paramedics attended and found Stefan Appleton. He was taken to a north London hospital where he later died later that evening.
A post-mortem examination took place on 12th June at Poplar Mortuary and gave the cause of death as shock and haemorrhage, and a stab wound to the chest.
Detectives say Stefan was in Nightingale Park with friends when two youths pulled up on a moped.
The pillion passenger on the moped attacked Stefan - stabbing him a number of times before heading off on the moped along Nightingale Road.
Police investigating the murder of 18-year-old Stefan Appleton in Islington have released CCTV images of two young people they want to speak to.
The pair are seen leaving the scene on a moped, with a learner plate underneath the license plate.
In a statement, the Metropolitan police said:
Stefan was in Nightingale Park with friends, when two youths pulled up on a moped.
The pillion passenger on the moped attacked him - stabbing him a number of times with a large bladed knife before making off on the moped Nightingale Road.
After leaving Nightingale Road the moped turned left into Ashby Grove and then out on to Essex Road, Islington.
Police in Islington have cordoned off areas close to where the Stephen Appleton died yesterday.
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