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Man dies after double stabbing in Camden

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal stabbing in north-west London.

Officers were called to Camden High Street just after 11pm on Thursday and found a man in his mid-20s with a stab injury who was given first aid but pronounced dead at the scene, Scotland Yard said.

A murder investigation has been launched and the road remains closed to traffic, police said on Friday.

The force said it is understood that a number of people known to the victim were present after the attack and urged them to come forward.

I would firstly like to say that our thoughts are with the family, friends and wider community following this fatal attack. We are committed to bringing them the justice they deserve. I understand that a number of people believed to be known to the victim were present after the attack. I would urge them to come forward and speak to investigators as soon as possible with what they know and saw.

– Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli, Metropolitan Police

The victim's family are yet to be informed, the force added. A second man in his mid-20s was found nearby also with a stab wound and was taken to a central London hospital.

Police said he was in a stable condition and that his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

No arrests have yet been made and police asked anyone with information to call them on 101 quoting reference Cad 8865/12Sep.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Police said a Section 60 order - which allows officers to stop and search anyone - had been authorised for the borough of Camden until 2.30pm on Friday.