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Finsbury Park stabbing: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

PUBLISHED: 18:49 21 April 2018 | UPDATED: 19:14 21 April 2018

A man was stabbed to death in Roth Walk, Finsbury Park. Picture: Google Street View

A man was stabbed to death in Roth Walk, Finsbury Park. Picture: Google Street View

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 20-year-old was knifed to death in Finsbury Park..

Police were called to a reported stabbing in Seven Sisters Road and found two men with knife wounds a short distance from each other at about 3am today.

The fatally wounded man was found in Roth Walk and died at the scene about 45 minutes later, despite the efforts of medical staff.

A second man, 21, was found stabbed in Seven Sisters Road and has been arrested on suspicion of murder, affray, and possessing an offensive weapon. He is in custody after being discharged from hospital.

It is believed the pair were involved in a fight “involving a number of other people” before emergency services were called, the Met said.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan posted online about the killing, saying he was “deeply saddened” by “another life unnecessarily lost to violent crime on our streets”.

He said: “The Met Police are using extra City Hall resources to fight this scourge and to remove violent criminals and weapons from the streets.”

Speaking at a St George’s Day event in Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon, Mr Khan urged anyone with information to come forward.

He said: “There is no honour in staying silent when you know something.

“There is no honour in allowing someone to carry a knife that can lead to harm being caused. All of us have a responsibility to help the police keep us all safe.”

Enquiries continue and a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference CAD1054/21APR, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Reporting by Press Association

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