Police investigate at the scene in Haringey, north London (Image: @999London)
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A murder inquiry has been launched after a 17-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in north London.
The victim, who has not yet been named, was knifed in the street in Haringey just after 9pm Tuesday.
He was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
There have been no arrests and detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident.
The victim is the seventh to die by homicide in the capital this year – but the first teenager.
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A total 17 teenagers were murdered in London last year.
Fifteen-year-old Kayjon Lubin, who was fatally stabbed in the chest in North Woolwich on December 11 was the final victim to die in last year's tragic death toll.
Police were called to the latest stabbing at junction in the Turnpike Lane area at 9.10pm Tuesday.
Paramedics gave the victim CPR at the scene on the junction of West Green Road and Willow Walk before he was rushed to hospital.
The victim was pronounced dead at 4.25am, the force said.
He has not yet been named by police.
His devastated family are being supported by specialist officers, the force added.
Officers are stepping up patrols in the area in the wake of the incident.
The area remained cordoned off on Wednesday while detectives investigate
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Superintendent Simon Crick, the Met's Acting North Area Commander, said: “This is a dreadfully sad loss of life and I understand how shocked the community will be.
"I want them to know that they can expect to see more officers in the area and to approach them if they want to discuss any concerns or share any information.”
Any witnesses, or those with information, are being urged to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6899/19JAN.
Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.