A man charged with murder is set to appear in court after another man was killed in Islington on Christmas Day.

Claudius Francis, 54, was pronounced dead at an address in Holloway Road at 4.55pm on December 25, 2023.

A post-mortem examination held after the death confirmed Francis died from multiple stab wounds.


Emergency services were called following concerns for the welfare of a resident there, and the victim was found with stab injuries.

Despite the efforts of the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, Claudius was pronounced dead at the scene.

Amar Nafazy, 55, of Holloway Road, is set to reappear at Wood Green Crown Court on March 16.

He was charged with murder on the day after the killing (December 26).