A teenager has denied murdering a 16-year-old in a stabbing at Primrose Hill on New Year’s Eve.

Harry Pitman was with friends waiting to watch the fireworks when he was allegedly attacked with a hunting knife around 20 minutes before midnight.

Nearby police officers gave him first aid before paramedics arrived, but he died at the scene shortly afterwards.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is charged with murder and possession of a knife in Primrose Hill.

The boy appeared earlier today (April 9), at the Old Bailey for a plea hearing before Mr Justice Cavanagh.

Speaking quietly, the defendant confirmed his identity and pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

In the courtroom, a member of the victim’s family became emotional and cried out as the teenager denied murder, before apologising for the outburst.

The defendant was not in the dock, having attended court via video-link.

He faces a trial from September 2, which is expected to take up to six weeks.

Reporting by PA.