Nashon Esbrand: Three arrests made in Canonbury murder investigation

Nashon Esbrand, 27, had celebrated the birth of his daughter the week before he was killed.

Nashon Esbrand, 27, had celebrated the birth of his daughter the week before he was killed. - Credit: Archant

Three males have been arrested in connection with the killing of Nashon Esbrand.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday. He was bailed until early next month.

Two other males, aged 19 and 15, were arrested on Tuesday and are still in custody.

Nashon, 27, was found stabbed in Mitchison Road, Canonbury, just before 7pm on August 24. He died of his injuries in hospital early the next day.

Det Ch Insp Nicola Wall, who is leading the investigation, said: “We have made three arrests, which is progress, but we are still eager to hear from witnesses or anyone with information about the attack on Nashon to contact us.

“At this early stage of our investigation, we believe this wasn’t a random attack on Nashon but we are keeping an open mind regarding a motive.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone who knew Nashon and could help us build a picture of his life, and find out why someone would want to attack him.”

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Tearful friends told the Gazette that former Central Foundation Boys’ School student Nashon had just had a newborn baby. He was “so excited” about her, they said.

Another said: “He was the sweetest man ever. He had a heart of gold. He was just so loved by everyone.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8785 8244, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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