JJ McPhillips stabbing: CCTV released in hunt for young dad’s killer

PUBLISHED: 15:39 23 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:39 23 June 2017

JJ Mcphillips is seen colliding with a bystander as he runs along Upper Street.

JJ Mcphillips is seen colliding with a bystander as he runs along Upper Street.


Detectives investigating the murder of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips have released this CCTV footage in the hope of encouraging witnesses to come forward.

From the McPhillips family album, JJ McPhillips From the McPhillips family album, JJ McPhillips

JJ was stabbed in the early hours of Saturday February 25 and died the following Wednesday.

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the murder. All have been bailed until August.

The CCTV footage shows JJ colliding with an innocent bystander as he attempts to escape from a melee, with youngsters running in all directions down Upper Street – some waving knives.

Officers are want to speak to the bystander, who has never been identified. His identity has been protected in the video, but cops hope he will see the footage and recognise himself. Police say his information could prove vital.

Anyone with information can call 020 8345 3775 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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