Man is his 50s is stabbed to death in North London as cops hunt knifeman

A MAN has been stabbed to death in broad daylight today in North London.

Police are hunting a knifeman after the victim, aged in his 50s, was found at around 5.30pm with stab wounds on Essex Road in Islington.

Emergency workers provided first aid to the injured man but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 5.38pm this evening.

According to some local residents, the victim was trying to stop a mugging when he was stabbed.

Police said his family has been informed.

No arrests have been made and a crime scene remains in place, authorities said.

An air ambulance was pictured landing near the scene before the man was pronounced dead.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at 17:27hrs on Saturday, 29 May to reports of an injured man on Essex Road, N1.

"Officers attended and found a man suffering from a stab wound and immediately provided first aid.

"Despite their efforts, and that of the London Ambulance Service, the man, believed to be aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 17:58hrs."

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