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-AriasSteve 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

Yesterday, 17:22

“Gutted” kids at a Stroud Green primary school were left empty-handed when their yearbooks failed to turn up – due to a dispute between parents and the printing company.

Yesterday, 17:02

Some “incredibly insensitive” electric car charging points will be removed from a Highbury street because they take up too much pavement space.

Yesterday, 13:52

Installation of new “fire safety” doors on a Highbury estate has been halted in the wake of government safety tests – amid links between the contractor and Grenfell.

Yesterday, 11:30

A former police office and Stoke Newington RAF cadet is now serving his country in another way – after his call handling start-up app was given permission to be contracted by the government.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

A man in his 40s is in hospital after being stabbed in Stroud Green this morning.

Friday, August 17, 2018

The curtain could finally be raised on a forgotten 400-seat underground theatre beneath Islington Green – a decade after it was built.

Friday, August 17, 2018

A popular Blackstock Road boozer was reportedly ordered to close on Wednesday because of an ongoing licensing dispute.

Friday, August 17, 2018

City and Islington College (CANDI) students are “over the moon” after bagging places at some of the “world’s best universities” on an emotional A-level results day.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

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