Murder investigation launches after stabbing victim dies

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A murder investigation has launched after a man who was stabbed in an incident in Whetstone has died in hospital.

A 29-year-old man was stabbed after reports of a fight in High Road, Whetstone, at 10.24pm (June 17).

Officers attended and found the man had sustained knife wounds. The victim was taken to a north London hospital, where he was in critical condition.

Now police have revealed that the victim died on Saturday (June 19) at around 11.15pm.

His family are aware and are being supported by specialist officers, while a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

The investigation has now been passed to detectives in the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

In total, ten men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Five men, aged between 27 and 29 were arrested on Friday (June 18) on suspicion of affray. They were taken to a north London police station and later released on bail.

Five more men, aged 27, 33, 35, 55 and 54 were arrested on Saturday (June 19) on suspicion of attempted murder. They were later all released either on bail or under investigation.

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses and those with information to come forward. At least one member of the public is believed to have filmed the incident on their mobile phone.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has mobile phone, dash-cam or doorbell footage should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD8736/17JUN.

To remain 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.



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