Search

Old Street New Year’s Day stabbing victim named as Steve Frank Narvaez-Jara as third man arrested on suspicion of murder

PUBLISHED: 08:05 05 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:16 05 January 2018

Steve Frank Narvaez-Arias

Steve Frank Narvaez-Arias

police

The man stabbed to death at a house party in Old Street on New Year’s Day has been named by police as Steve Frank Narvaez-Jara.

Steve Frank Narvaez-Arias Steve Frank Narvaez-Arias

Three men have now been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

Mr Narvaez-Jara and another 20-year-old were found suffering stab wounds by police and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) after they were called to a flat in Bartholomew Court on New Years Day at 2.35am.

Mr Narvaez-Jara from south London was pronounced dead at the scene at 3.26am.

A post mortem examination at Whittington Hospital carried out on Wednesday gave a preliminary cause of death as incised wounds to his chest.

"Someone has taken away our only beautiful son and brother without thinking about the pain and sadness that it has caused our family and friends, especially his two-year-old sister and two older sisters aged 15 and 16"

The family of Mr Narvaez-Arias

In a statement the family of Mr Narvaez-Jara said they are “praying to God that Steve’s death brings knife crime to and end.”

“Someone has taken away our only beautiful son and brother without thinking about the pain and sadness that it has caused our family and friends, especially his two-year-old sister and two older sisters aged 15 and 16,” they added.

“They all loved him unconditionally.

The second victim remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

A 19-year-old man was arrested last night at an address in east London on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody at an east London police station.

An 18-year-old youth was arrested in Hackney yesterday morning on suspicion of murder and is also remains in custody.

A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday night and has been bailed to later this month.

Det Ch Inspe Packer from the Met’s murder squad who is leading the investigation said: “I am appealing to anyone who attended the party to come forward and speak to police,

“I need to trace everyone who was present as they may be witnesses to this violent attack.”

Anyone who has information that could assist the investigation is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3865.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website www.crimestoppers.org.

Latest Islington News Stories

A single mother is demanding that the council fixes her flood-damaged flat – and foot the bill.

Yesterday, 12:51

I heard about Marcel Campbell’s death while driving on Monday evening. My heart fell to my feet. I lost concentration and nearly crashed the car.

Yesterday, 09:34

Six parked cars were damaged in a crash in Caledonian Road last night.

Yesterday, 07:01

Survivors of horrific abuse in Islington’s kids’ homes are fighting for compensation decades after at least 100 were allegedly brutalised under the council’s care.

Tue, 17:56

A man has been arrested over the crash in Finsbury Park yesterday that left a 26-year-old fighting for his life.

Tue, 14:35

Delivery drivers will be banned from loitering in roads off Upper Street after neighbours said constant anti-social behaviour was making their lives hell.

Tue, 11:09

Marks and Spencer in Holloway Road is one of 14 branches across the country set to close, the firm has revealed.

Tue, 11:05

Finsbury Park’s franchised Post Office has officially launched after the long row over its takeover.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“I try and do my best to enhance the young person’s capabilities. I’m very focused on their education, their wellbeing and their cultural needs.”

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now