A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was stabbed to death in the early hours of this morning.

The 17-year-old, who has been identified as Joshua Folkes, was stabbed in Bowes Road, Palmers Green. Emergency services were called to the scene at around 00:45, but the youngster was pronounced dead at 01:26.

Joshua was a student at Southgate Community College and friends insist that he has no connection with any gangs.

So far, no arrests have been made.