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Boy, 15, arrested after teenager stabbed in area where children heading home

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed in a busy area where children were on their way home from school.

Officers were called to Doyle Gardens, Willesden, north-west London, just before 3.30pm on Monday where a 15-year-old boy had been stabbed.

The teenager was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested at an address in South Norbury at 1.30pm on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police said.

He is in custody at a north London police station.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Lawson, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said the area around Doyle Gardens and Uffington Road was very busy at the time of the incident.

He added: "A large number of children were going home from school. I would like to hear from them, or their parents, as I'm certain that people will have information that could prove vital to the investigation.

"Whilst the motive for this stabbing remains unclear, I would also like to speak with anyone who may have heard about what happened after the attack."

Witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact the incident on room on 020 8358 0200 or via 101 or by tweeting @MetCC, and to give information anonymously people can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Capital City Academy, a secondary school situated in Doyle Gardens - where the stabbing took place, specialises in sport and the arts.

The school wrote on Twitter: "It is with overwhelming sadness we must confirm the sudden death of one of our pupils.Our thoughts are with the family at this very sad time."

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