Ten men in their teens to their early 20s have been arrested after a teenager was stabbed to death in Montrose Park, Scotland Yard said.
Police appealed for information after officers were called at 5:54 p.m. on a Monday holiday at the park near Burnt Oak following reports of a group of men sneaking around beat.
An 18-year-old man was found suffering from a stab wound in a park tennis court.
He was treated at the scene by the Air Ambulance and the London Ambulance Service in London, but despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at 7:19 p.m.
An autopsy is scheduled to take place on Thursday and although officers believe they know the identity of the deceased, efforts to notify relatives continue.
On Tuesday, Metropolitan Police said 10 men were arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of offenses, including brawl and murder, and remain in custody.
Chief Detective Inspector Claire Hine said: “We know the park was occupied by people enjoying the sun on the public holiday when this horrific incident took place.
“We spoke to a number of people who told us what they saw, and we look forward to hearing from anyone with any information, videos or images that could help us.
“A young man lost his life in violent circumstances and it is imperative that we have a full understanding of the chain of events leading up to him.”
Detective Superintendent Barry Loader of the North West Command Unit added: “Residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area as a result of this incident.
“Our thoughts are of course with the young man who lost his life and we support our colleagues in their work to investigate the circumstances of this terrible incident.”
Barnet Council Deputy Chief Cllr David Longstaff described the incident as a “senseless and brutal attack”.
He said: “I join the people of Barnet in expressing my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young man who tragically lost his life at Montrose Playing Fields on a public holiday Monday.
“I thank the police for promptly making a number of arrests. Barnet Council will continue to work with police and community groups to keep our parks and streets as safe as possible for everyone to enjoy. ”
Any witnesses or those with information, videos or images that may assist officers are asked to call 101, CAD reference 5436/31 May.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-02 11:31:17