Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder of Harry Pitman on New Year’s Eve

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Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder of Harry Pitman on New Year’s Eve

A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of 16-year-old Harry Pitman on New Year’s Eve.

Harry had been with friends near the viewing platform on Primrose Hill to watch the New Year fireworks before he was stabbed to death.

The Metropolitan Police said shortly before 11.40pm he had been involved in a “fight with another male” that ended with “the stab wound that took his life”.


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A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, while an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray.

A 16-year-old boy who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Scotland Yard said the two boys arrested remain in custody after attending a west London police station on Thursday.

A vigil for Harry

A vigil took place for Harry in Haringey

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Grogan, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a fast-paced investigation, and my team is working around the clock to identify those responsible.

“This is clearly a significant development, and we are keeping Harry’s family informed.”

DCI Grogan added: “Our enquiries so far have established that there was no racial or gang element to this incident, it appears to have been a spontaneous fight between two people who didn’t know each other, that quickly escalated to extreme violence.”

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