Two teenagers have been arrested after a fatal stabbing in north London.

Police were called to a report of an assault in Caledonian Road, near the junction with Tilloch Street, Islington, at 6.49pm on Tuesday.

A man, who has not be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two men, who were arrested near the area, have been taken into custody at a north London police station.

Emergency vehicles, including a police van and ambulances, were at the scene of the incident, which was cordoned off to the public.

A man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene (@Briggs741/PA)A man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene (@Briggs741/PA)

Scotland Yard said that “urgent” inquiries are under way to establish the identity of the dead man.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be arranged in due course.

Islington Police said on Twitter a Section 60 stop and search order, which allows police to search anyone in a given area, had been put in place until 3am on Wednesday, covering much of Islington, Clerkenwell, Finsbury Park and Bloomsbury.