A 16-year-old boy arrested over the murder of Harry Pitman on New Year’s Eve has been released on bail “pending further enquiries”.

Harry was attacked on Primrose Hill shortly before midnight on Sunday (December 31).

Police officers provided first aid to the teenager before paramedics arrived, but he died at the scene shortly afterwards.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on the night on suspicion of murder.

Ham & High: Harry Pitman has been named as the victim of the attackHarry Pitman has been named as the victim of the attack (Image: PA)

Police confirmed today (January 2) that the suspect has now been released on bail “pending further enquiries”.

A post-mortem examination is expected in the coming days, and Harry’s family are being supported by police officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Grogan, who is leading the investigation, said: "My thoughts and sympathies are with Harry's family and friends at this difficult time. He was a young man with the rest of his life ahead of him.

"His family are understandably devastated and specially trained officers are supporting them as they come to terms with their loss.

"A dedicated team of detectives are working hard to establish the events that led to such a senseless act of violence.

“We are reviewing CCTV footage from the area and are carrying out a forensic examination of the scene.

"We know Harry was with a group of friends near the viewing platform on Primrose Hill where they had gathered to celebrate the New Year.

“It is here where we believe Harry became involved in an altercation, with devastating consequences.

"Primrose Hill was very busy at the time and I believe there are people who witnessed the incident who have not yet spoken to police.

“It is vital that we build a clear picture of the moments leading up to, and immediately after, Harry's murder and I need anyone with information about the altercation, or the attack, to contact us immediately."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0208 785 8099.

To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.