15-year-old arrested in Regents Park Road murder investigation

The 18-year-old who was stabbed on Monday night has been named as Yusuf Mohamoud

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The man who died following a stabbing on Monday has been as Yusuf Mohamoud – (Credit – Met Police)

Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of murder following the stabbing of an 18-year-old in the Dollis Park area in Finchley on Monday.

Officers were called shortly after 9.30pm to reports of a man with stab injuries near a supermarket on Regents Park Park. He was treated by ambulance services but was pronounced dead at the scene – and police launched a murder investigation.

The victim has now been named as Yusuf Mohamoud and a post-mortem yesterday gave the cause of death as a stab wound. His next of kin have been informed.

The 15-year-old was arrested after attending a north London police station yesterday. He currently remains in custody. 

Enquiries into Yusuf’s murder continue and police are asking for witnesses to come forward. 

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Rawlinson, who is investigating, said: “I would reiterate my appeal to anyone who was in the area of Regents Park Road, near the junction with Lichfield Grove, and who witnessed the events that led to the attack on Yusuf to come forward and speak to police.

“I’m specifically keen to talk to anyone who was in the area between 21:00hrs and 22:00hrs on 7 August.

“Another young man has died as a result of violence and left a family devastated – we need the public’s help to ensure Yusuf’s family get the justice they deserve.”

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.

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