Islington murder investigation after man stabbed fatally

A murder investigation has been launched in Islington after a man was fatally stabbed on the street. Police were called to reports of a stabbing at Axminster Road, Islington at 11:39hrs on Wednesday, 30 August. Officers and London Ambulance Service [LAS] attended. At the scene a man was found with knife injuries. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. He has been named by police as Yahye Ahmed, aged 23, who was from the local area. His next of kin have been informed. A murder investigation has been launched led by Detective Chief Inspector Neil John who said: “At this early stage we are establishing a timeline of events that led up to and immediately followed this murder. If you have information or dashcam footage, please do get in touch.” A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. Superintendent Jack May-Robinson of the Met’s Central North Command, responsible for Islington borough said: “I am saddened to see another young life needlessly lost on the streets of our Capital. “Local people will notice a more visible police presence in the coming days and I urge anyone with concerns to approach officers on patrol. “We will continue to support our Specialist Crime colleagues as they work to identify and apprehend the person, or persons, responsible. I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while this vital work takes place.” A crime scene remains in place. At this early stage there has been no arrest.

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