Murder investigation launched following death of 18-year-old man following Regents Park Road stabbing

The man died last night after being found with stab injuries near a supermarket

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A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Regents Park Road – (Credit – Met Police)

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of an 18-year-old man found on Regents Park Road last night.

Police were called to reports of a man with stab injuries in the Dollis Park area in Finchley shortly after 9.30pm yesterday. 

The man, who was found near a supermarket on Regents Park Road, was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. 

No arrests have been made so far.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Rawlinson, who is investigating, said: “We believe the man suffered his injuries on Regents Park Road, near the junction with Lichfield Grove and has then run over the road to the supermarket.

“Anyone who was in the area between 21:00hrs and 22:00hrs on 7th August, who may have seen something that could help our investigation is asked to contact police.

“Another young man has died as a result of violence and we need the public’s help to identify the individual or people responsible.”

Acting Cmdr Will Lexton-Jones, responsible for policing in Barnet, said: “I am deeply saddened by the death of this young man in Barnet and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

“The public in the Regents Park Road area will see an increased police presence in the area as investigations are carried out to help solve this crime.”

Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101 ref CAD 7779/7 Aug.

To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Update: August 10th – a 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder on August 9th.

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