Leroy James murder: Two boys held over London killing
Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old in north London.
Leroy James was discovered next to a climbing wall in Ponders End Recreation Ground, Enfield, on Wednesday evening.
According to witnesses, Leroy, from Edmonton, north London, was involved in an altercation with at least one other boy, Det Ch Insp Caroline Goode said.
Two boys, aged 14 and 15, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.
Leroy is the eighth teenager to be stabbed to death in London so far this year, according to the Metropolitan Police (Met).
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a single stab wound.
Police, who were called at about 17:30 BST, said Leroy was in the park with friends before he was attacked.
Leroy's father said he found out about the attack when one of his son's friends called him.
Ms Goode said Leroy's family were "absolutely destroyed with the grief at losing their son".
Leroy's father said his son had hopes, ambitions and dreams.
A 13-year-old boy told BBC London how he was playing football in the park when he saw the body. He said he now felt "very scared".
Leroy's friends have left tributes for him on Facebook.