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Last Updated: Tuesday, 1 January 2008, 15:21 GMT
Man stabbed to death in argument
Scene of the stabbing
The victim was chased into Plevna Road and stabbed. Photo by Paul Wood.
A man was stabbed to death hours after spending the evening in central London celebrating the New Year.

The 18-year-old was with nine friends when they were chased and attacked after getting off a night bus in Edmonton, north London.

Police said the group became involved in an argument with a number of youths after stepping off the number 279 bus in Fore Street.

The victim was found in Plevna Road and died soon after in hospital.

Witness appeal

Police said the man was travelling home from the New Year celebrations in central London with nine friends when he was attacked.

After the group got off the night bus they had an argument with a number of youths outside a supermarket and were chased along Fore Street into Plevna Road.

Officers were called to Plevna Road at about 0630 GMT where they found the victim with stab wounds.

He was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "We believe we know his identity but his next of kin have yet to be informed."

Police have appealed for anyone who was on the night bus or anyone who saw the argument to come forward.


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