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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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'I got it wrong' says MP as England flag tied to her home

The Labour MP who resigned from the shadow cabinet after her white van Rochester tweet has said she "got it wrong" as a flag of St George was tied to railings outside her London home.

The flag of England, the St George's Cross, flaps in the wind after being tied to Emily Thornberry's house.

Emily Thornberry, the former shadow attorney general, stood down after facing criticism for her photo that appeared to ridicule a Rochester home with three large England flags draped across the front of the house.

The Islington South MP spoke to reporters outside her house before cycling off to Parliament.

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Farage: Labour has 'increasingly become anti-English'

Nigel Farage has accused Labour of becoming "increasingly anti-English" despite Ed Miliband's swift action over Emily Thornberry's controversial Rochester tweet.

Ms Thornberry resigned from her position as shadow attorney general within hours of the tweet, which appeared to ridicule a white van-owning England fan, after two meetings with Mr Miliband.

But Mr Farage said the Labour leader was ineffective at turning the mood of a party he suggested now acted against England's interests.

I doubt they can make those inroads under this leader. I mean Labour has increasingly become anti-English over time, happy to pander in every way to Scotland, but somehow this Labour Party or new Labour believes that any sense of English identity is disreputable and wrong.

– Nigel Farage, speaking on BBC Radio 4
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Thornberry 'right' to resign over white van man tweet

Labour MP Emily Thornberry did the "right thing" to resign from the shadow cabinet after sending a tweet appearing to ridicule a home owner in Rochester, shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander has told Good Morning Britain.

Ms Thornberry, who held the position of shadow attorney general, caused uproar during yesterday's by-election by sending out a picture of a house draped with England flags, and with a white van in the drive, with the words "Image from #Rochester".

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