Finsbury Park stabbing: Man, 19, dies in car and driver taken to hospital

Officers were called to Stroud Green Road to reports of a stabbing (Google Maps)
Officers were called to Stroud Green Road to reports of a stabbing (Google Maps)

Police have launched a murder probe after a teenager was stabbed in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The man, 19, was found injured in a car on Stroud Green Road and died at the scene. The driver of the car was taken to hospital for treatment before being discharged.

A crime scene remains in place at Stroud Green Road, at the junction of Tollington Park. Police received reports around 02.50am on Thursday of the stabbing.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Kirk from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command leads the investigation and said: “While this investigation is in its early stages we have established that the two men sustained their injuries in Seven Sisters Road close to Yonge Park before driving to Stroud Green Road where the car came to a stop.

“I would ask anyone who was driving through that route from Seven Sisters Road to Stroud Green Road and Tollington Park to check their dashcam footage in case they have captured anything that could help our investigation.

“Likewise, any residents in the area please get in touch as a matter of urgency if you notice anything out of the ordinary captured by your doorbell camera.

“A young man has lost his life in violent circumstances. My team are working at pace to establish exactly what has happened so we can give their families the answers they deserve and bring those responsible to justice.”

Superintendent Annmarie Cowley, who is responsible for policing in Islington and Camden, said: “My thoughts are with this young man’s family and friends as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.

“I know that news of this incident will cause a lot of concern in the local community. That is of course understandable and I share that concern.

“Residents can expect to see officers in the area over the coming days and I would encourage you to speak with them should you have any concerns. We are also working closely with local partners to ensure support is there for those who need it.”

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

Anyone with information that could assist police at this early stage is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD873/11Jul.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.