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15-yr-old boy stabbed to death while cycling

2015-02-28 17:57:29

Alan CartwrightAlan Cartwright from Islington was out cycling
with friends when he was attacked

A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in north London when three men attacked him while he was cycling with friends.

A murder inquiry has begun after Alan Cartwright from Islington was knifed near Copenhagen Street in the borough, at about 19:30 GMT on Friday.

The teenager managed to cycle away but collapsed on nearby Caledonian Road and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Former EastEnders actress and anti-knife campaigner Brooke Kinsella called the killing "cowardly and senseless".

No-one else was injured but two other teenagers had their bikes stolen, Scotland Yard said.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

Ms Kinsella, whose brother Ben was fatally stabbed 11 times in 2008 as he fled a fight in Islington. tweeted: "Another young boy lost to knife crime, another family destroyed. Sickening, cowardly, senseless culture. Heart is weary #PutDownYourKnives".

Alan CartwrightThe 15-year-old managed to cycle to Caledonian Road before collapsing


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