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Murder inquiries launched after two fatal stabbings in Camden

Police are trying to establish whether there are any links between the incidents.

Police have launched a pair of murder investigations after two young men were fatally stabbed in north London.

The Metropolitan Police said the first victim, believed to be in his late teens, was found with stab wounds in Bartholomew Road, Camden, at about 8.30pm on Tuesday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers were later called to reports of a disturbance in Malden Road at about 10.15pm and found a man, believed to be about 20 years old, with serious stab wounds. He was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are awaiting formal identification of the first victim and said next of kin have been informed. Inquiries are under way to confirm the identity of the second man.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have launched separate investigations and said police are working to establish whether there are any links between the two incidents.

No arrests have been made.

Police said additional patrols will take place across Camden throughout the night and a section 60 order – which gives police the right to search people in places where they believe serious violence will take place – is in force until 7am on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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