Alan 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".
The 15-year-old managed to cycle to Caledonian Road before collapsing