A man has been stabbed to death on a busy street in broad daylight in north London.
The victim, who has not yet been named, died in Upper Street, Islington, at around 6.30pm on Monday.
A cordon was put in place along the road, which is lined with high-end shops and restaurants.
Islington councillor Paul Convery described the attack as “horrifying”.
He tweeted: “Shocking incident on Upper Street right now outside Town Hall. Reported that man fatally stabbed.”
Police have launched an investigation but no arrests have yet been made.
Shocking incident on Upper Street right now outside Town Hall. Reported that man fatally stabbed. Upper St cordoned off. This is a horrifying escalation of gang related violence.— Paul Convery (@Paul_Convery) May 21, 2018
Officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact the Metropolitan Police.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tweeted: “I remain in close contact with @metpoliceuk, the local MP and Leader of the Council following a fatal stabbing in Islington this evening.
“This is being investigated by officers and my thoughts are with the victim’s family.”