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Two Arrested Over Islington Double Murder

Two people have been arrested over the double murder of a 15-year-old and a 23-year-old in Islington, north London.

The two suspects, aged 27 and 17, were arrested on Monday evening on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

They remain in custody in a north London police station.

The 15-year-old victim, Leonardo Reid, was found wounded at around 11.30pm on Thursday in Elthorne Road, Islington, after police and paramedics were called to reports of a stabbing. He was pronounced dead shortly after midnight.

Image: Leonardo Reid. Pic: Met Police The 23-year-old who was also discovered with stab injuries on the same night was pronounced dead at a west London hospital.

A 46-year-old man who was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder was later released with no further action.

Police said in a statement on Friday that they believe a large number of people were present when the attack took place and are urging witnesses and those with information to come forward.

Chief Superintendent Andy Carter said: “My thoughts are with the families of the two victims who have suffered such an unimaginable loss in this shocking and unacceptable incident.”

Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101 or tweet @MetCC ref CAD 9383/29 Jun.

To remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.