Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenage boy on New Year’s Eve have issued an appeal over two people they would like to speak to.

Harry Pitman, 16, was attacked while he waited to watch the fireworks with friends in Primrose Hill on Sunday (December 31).

Three teenagers arrested in connection with the murder have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Grogan, who is leading the investigation, said it appears Harry died in a “spontaneous fight” with another male he did not know, which “quickly escalated to extreme violence”.

He said enquiries had established there was no “racial or gang element” to the stabbing.

DCI Grogan said: “We are working at pace to identify and speak to everyone in the immediate vicinity of the murder.

“It may be that you have information that could help us, or that we can eliminate you from our enquiries.

“Harry’s family is devastated. He was a vibrant young man who should have had his life ahead of him. We continue to support them as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.”

He added: “Despite having made three arrests, I am still very keen to hear from anyone who has footage or information that could assist our investigation.

“I would also like to thank everyone who has come forward so far, the response from the public has been exceptional. Please continue to come forward if you can help.”

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

On Tuesday (January 2), detectives arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of murder and an 18-year-old man on suspicion of affray.

All three have been bailed pending further enquiries.

If you have information, please call the investigation team direct on 020 8785 8099, on 101 or Tweet on ‘X’ @MetCC.

To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.