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Teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering fellow schoolboy Deshaun James Tuitt | UK News

Undated handout photo issued by metropolitan Police of 15-year-old Deshaun James Tuitt. A 15-year-old youth has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the fellow schoolboy in north London. The unnamed teenage suspect is being held by Metropolitan Police after the death of Tuitt, who was stabbed in Highbury Fields, Islington, just before 9pm on Thursday August 4. He died later in hospital. Issue date: Wednesday August 10, 2022.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow schoolboy in north London.

The unnamed 15-year-old suspect is being held by the Metropolitan Police following the death of Deshaun James Tuitt, also 15, who was stabbed in Highbury Fields, Islington, just before 9pm on August 4.

He later died in hospital.

A post-mortem ruled that Deshaun’s cause of death was a stab wound, shock and hemorrhage.

A 34-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of aiding an assailant, Scotland Yard said.

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The police have renewed the call for information or images.

Detective Chief Inspector Joanna Yorke of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “Despite these arrests, we would like to hear from anyone with information or footage related to this incident.

“We are working hard to put together a timeline of events leading up to Deshaun’s murder and I urge anyone who saw anything or took footage to get in touch as soon as possible.

“Deshaun’s afflicted loved ones are asking why this happened – if you have any information, please get in touch and help us give them the answers they so desperately need.”

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