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Two teens released on bail after Caledonian Road fatal stabbing

A third teenager arrested in a house in Islington remains in custody

01 February, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Nemdim Bilgin who was stabbed to death in Cally Road

A PAIR of teenagers have been released on bail after a 17-year-old was stabbed to death in Caledonian Road.

The boys, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on Tuesday night in the wake of Nedim Bilgin’s killing, but have been bailed until a date later this month, pending further enquiries.

Nedim, who lived just off Copenhagen Street, was knifed at around 7pm in Cally Road near Tilloch Street.

Forensics at the scene on Tuesday night 

Bystander Ben Lynch, 18, tried to save Nidim’s life by compressing the wound in the boy’s chest.

But the former St Mary Magdelene Academy pupil was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at 7:15pm.

A third teenager, 18, was arrested later in a house in Islington and remains in custody.

Chief Superintendent Nick Davies said: “Tragically the local community is now coming to terms with the senseless loss of life of a young man who had everything to live for.

“Three arrests have been made so far. I completely understand the alarm and concern it has raised from those who live and work in the area. Officers are continuing their painstaking work to piece together the details of the attack.”

Chief Superintendent Nick Davies

Neighbourhood patrols have been increased in the area and a section 60 order, giving police the freedom to stop and search anyone, was in place until 4am today.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to call the police incident room on 020 8345 3715. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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