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.
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