Police have confirmed that a man who died outside a supermarket after a stabbing was 18.

Officers were called to Regents Park Road in Finchley at 9.40pm yesterday evening (August 7).

An 18-year-old man was found with serious stab injuries near Sainsbury's supermarket, and despite the best efforts of paramedics was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police spokesperson confirmed that the teenager’s next of kin had been informed and that there have been no arrests at this stage of the investigation.

Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Rawlinson, said police believe the victim was stabbed in Regents Park Road near the junction with Lichfield Grove.

The 18-year-old is then believed to have run across the road before collapsing outside the supermarket.

DCI Rawlinson added: "Anyone who was in the area between 9pm and 10pm on August 7, who may have seen something that could help our investigation is asked to contact police.

"Another young man has died as a result of violence and we need the public's help to identify the individual or people responsible."

Acting Commander, Will Lexton-Jones, who is responsible for policing in Barnet, said: "I am deeply saddened by the death of this young man in Barnet and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

"The public in the Regents Park Road area will see an increased police presence in the area as investigations are carried out to help solve this crime."

Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101, quoting reference CAD 7779/7 Aug.

To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.