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Negus McClean death: Ninth arrest over Edmonton attack

Negus McClean
Image caption Negus McClean was stabbed through the heart

Police have arrested a ninth person in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old boy in north London.

The 16-year-old boy was arrested and taken into custody in east London over the stabbing death of Negus McClean.

Negus, from Edmonton, was stabbed in the chest and thigh in Westminster Road, Edmonton, on 10 April.

Eight males, aged between 14 and 20, have already been arrested and bailed during the investigation.

One of those included a 16-year-old boy who was bailed on Tuesday, to return to an east London police station on 10 May.

Negus was found with his injuries at about 1930 BST on 10 April.

He was taken to the Royal London Hospital but died later that night. A post-mortem examination showed the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

It is believed that about 13 young men, thought to be on bicycles, chased Negus before the murder.

He was the fourth teenager to be stabbed to death in London this year.

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