Tottenham stabbing: Tributes paid to teenage victim

Mourners arrive at the scene in Tottenham, north London
Image caption Mourners went to the place where a 15-year-old schoolboy died

Tributes have been paid to a 15-year-old boy who died after being stabbed in a fight in north London.

The victim, named locally as Kasey Gordon, and three other teenagers were found injured in West Green Road in Tottenham on Thursday afternoon.

Kasey's school said the "highly talented and popular" teenager had a "brilliant future in front of him".

The boy died at the scene while the others - also from the same school - suffered non life-threatening injuries.

A man, aged 33, was arrested near the scene of the attack.

'Awesome guy'

A 14-year-old boy suffered a puncture wound, a boy aged 16 suffered injuries consistent with being attacked with a knife and a third boy, aged 15, was treated for a facial injury, according to the Metropolitan Police (Met).

Police have not yet formally named the 15-year-old.

Alex Atherton, headteacher of Park View Academy, said about Kasey: "He was a highly talented and popular student who had a brilliant future in front of him. He will be very sadly missed by everyone.

Image caption The boy was stabbed outside a takeaway shop

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as well as the other three pupils who were injured in yesterday's incident."

Writing on social networking site Twitter, Ama Rock, a friend of the victim, said the stabbing was an "awful reality check" and the victim was a "good person".

"Today I lost a precious friend. I don't know how to grieve. This is just an awful shock," she said.

Meanwhile, on Facebook, friends of the victim described him as an "awesome guy".

Witnesses said the boys were stabbed following an altercation with a man outside a takeaway shop.

Flowers and messages were placed near to the scene of the attack.

West Green Road remains closed between Philip Lane and Vincent Road.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place.

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