A teenage boy who died after being stabbed shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve has been named by police.
Harry Pitman, 16, was with a group of friends who had gathered to celebrate the New Year on Primrose Hill in London when he was fatally injured.
The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the fireworks viewpoint in Camden at 11.40pm, where Mr Pitman was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and remains in custody at a north London police station.
The investigation is being led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command and officers have carried out extensive enquiries at the scene.
Police said a post-mortem examination will take place in the coming days.
Detective chief inspector Geoff Grogan, who is leading the investigation said: “My thoughts and sympathies are with Harry’s family and friends at this difficult time. He was a young man with the rest of his life ahead of him.
“His family are understandably devastated and specially trained officers are supporting them as they come to terms with their loss.
“A dedicated team of detectives are working hard to establish the events that led to such a senseless act of violence. We are reviewing CCTV footage from the area and are carrying out a forensic examination of the scene.
“We know Harry was with a group of friends near the viewing platform on Primrose Hill where they had gathered to celebrate the New Year. It is here where we believe Harry became involved in an altercation with devastating consequences.
“Primrose Hill was very busy at the time and I believe there are people who witnessed the incident who have not yet spoken to police.
“It is vital that we build a clear picture of the moments leading up to, and immediately after, Harry’s murder and I need anyone with information about the altercation, or the attack, to contact us immediately.”
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