Ten people arrested after teenager killed in north London stabbing

Specialist officers are  carrying out detailed searches in the area
Specialist officers are carrying out a detailed search of the area Credit: ITV News

Ten males have been arrested over the death of an 18-year-old who was stabbed in a north London tennis court area on bank holiday Monday, the Metropolitan Police said.

The group, who age from early teens to early 20s, have been arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of offences including affray and murder.

They are all being questioned in police custody.

Officers were called at 5.54pm on Monday to Montrose Park in Edgware following reports of a group of males fighting.

Police found an 18-year-old with a stab injury.

The teenager was treated by London’s Air Ambulance and London Ambulance Service at the scene, but was pronounced dead at 7.19pm.

Police are aware of the identity of the victim and are trying to contact his next of kin.

Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine is leading the investigation. She said: "We know the park was busy with people enjoying the sunshine on the Bank Holiday when this horrific incident unfolded.

"We have spoken to a number of people who have told us what they saw, and we remain keen to hear from anyone who has information, video or images that could assist us.

"A young man has lost his life in violent circumstances and it is imperative that we have a full understanding of the chain of events that has led up to it.

"Please contact us immediately."