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  • 4 December 2013, 13:56

Girl, 15, Held Over Stabbing Death Of Teenager

A teenage girl is being held in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old boy in north London in the early hours of Tuesday.

Joshua Folkes, known to friends as Money J, was stabbed to death outside a friend's home in Palmers Green.

The 15-year-old girl was arrested in the Enfield area on Wednesday and is being held in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall, the officer in charge of the case, said: "We are appealing to the local community about the murder of a boy who was loved by his family."

"His death has left them devastated. We are appealing to Josh's friends and the community to come forward and help us find his killers.

"Someone out there must know who is responsible for this murder."

Close friends of Joshua's left tributes at the site of his stabbing.

Azra Valentino, 18, said: "He wasn't meant to go like this. We're all just shocked. When I see this, I can't believe it really. I'm just shaken up. I don't know what to do.

"Josh was the last person who you'd think would be on the news for a death or something, he wasn't like that. He got caught up in it."

Another of Joshua's closest friends, who did not want to be named, laid a pair of trainers and a jumper he had owned among the cards and flowers left at the scene.

"I ain't feeling good at all, I ain't feeling good at all," he said. "He was my best friend. He got stabbed. He lived with me here a little bit, he stayed with me here a couple of times."

The distraught friend described Joshua as "a good youth at heart" who loved music, particularly rapping.

"This made me realise what life is seriously really about," he said.

"I lost someone close to me. He had a lot of friends around here. Josh has got a lot of friends, this is what people don't know."