Teenager Fatally Stabbed in Front of Crowd on New Year’s Eve

In a horrifying turn of events just minutes before the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, a teenage boy, identified as 16-year-old Harry Pitman, was fatally stabbed in front of hundreds of revelers on the popular Primrose Hill in central London. 

The incident occurred at 11:30 pm, marking a somber end to the year.

The festive atmosphere turned into chaos as the young victim collapsed to the ground, prompting terrified onlookers to flee the scene. 

Video footage captured the urgency of police cars maneuvering through the crowds, with officers attempting to reach the fatally wounded boy.

The Metropolitan Police swiftly launched a murder investigation, codenamed Operation Booknote, after Pitman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Witnesses recounted the rapid unfolding of events, expressing shock and horror at the sudden tragedy.

Police officers, aided by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, attempted first aid on the teenager. 

Despite their efforts, Pitman succumbed to his injuries shortly before midnight.

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Arrest in Tragic Incident, Leaders Offer Condolences

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In a horrifying turn of events just minutes before the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, a teenage boy, identified as 16-year-old Harry Pitman, was fatally stabbed in front of hundreds of revelers on the popular Primrose Hill in central London.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson confirmed that the boy’s family has been notified of his death and is receiving support from specialized officers. 

A family member shared with The Independent the profound distress experienced by the boy’s mother.

Amid the chaos, witnesses recounted the rapid response of the police and the subsequent realization of the gravity of the situation after the fireworks display. 

Solomon Raja, a reveller, described the scene with a large white tent erected at the top of the hill, signifying the tragic aftermath of a stabbing.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, expressed his condolences, labeling the incident as an “utter tragedy.” 

Opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer called for witnesses and extended his sympathy to the grieving family and friends.

As authorities appeal for witnesses, the heart-wrenching incident underscores the shocking reality of violence marring what should have been a joyous celebration, leaving a community in mourning as they ushered in the new year.

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