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Alex Smith, 16, named as latest teenager to be stabbed to death in London

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in a housing estate in North London has been named by his family as Alex Smith.

The boy died after he was attacked at the Regent’s Park housing estate just after 11pm yesterday. He is the fifteenth teenager killed on the capital’s streets this year.

A member of Alex’s family today confirmed his name to ITV News London.

The Metropolitan Police were called to Munster Square in Camden on Monday night. The victim died at the scene.

Police said a murder investigation had been launched and that inquiries into the circumstances were ongoing. No one has been arrested.

A man who lives near to where the attack took place said he saw the boy's body covered and lying near a neighbour's doorstep.

People living on the estate today said that crime in the area has risen in recent years, and some people ‘no longer feel safe’.

A man who lives near to where the attack took place said he saw the boy's body covered and lying near a neighbour's doorstep.

Andrew Nadin, who has lived on the estate for 40 years, said: “It used to be safe when you were walking through here, but not anymore. There’s loads of people who shouldn’t be here.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to introduce 20,000 more police officers across the UK over the next three years.

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has in the past claimed the lack of officers on the streets has contributed to rising crime in London.

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