Finsbury Park man stabbed to death in Burger King

12:21 08 October 2012

Pelivan Zekaj, an Albanian national, of Monksfield, Hornsey, died after being stabbed in a Burger King.

Pelivan Zekaj, an Albanian national, of Monksfield, Hornsey, died after being stabbed in a Burger King.


A man who was stabbed to death in a Burger King has been named.

Pelivan Zekaj, of Monksfield, Finsbury Park, was knifed in the fast food restaurant in Wood Green Shopping Centre on Thursday, October 4.

The 23-year-old Albanian national was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem on Friday gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

No one has been arrested and police continue to appeal for information.

Officers were called to the Burger King at around 11.15pm to reports of a disturbance involving a number of young people.

Anyone with information call the incident room on 020 8358 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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