Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after man stabbed in Camden

Father-of-two Romeo Nkansah died of a single stab wound

Father-of-two Romeo Nkansah died of a single stab wound - Credit: Archant

Two men have been arrested in on suspicion of murder after a “loving father-of-two” from Holloway was stabbed to death in Camden on Sunday.

Romeo Nkansah, 37, was allegedly stabbed after getting into an argument with a group of men on Greenland Street at around 3.30am.

Police yesterday arrested a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old in connection with the stabbing. They are being held in custody in a north London police station.

Romeo, a Dutch national, had been out with two friends in Camden Lock. The friends got into an argument with a group of men after chatting to two women in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The group made their way down Bayham Street and into Greenland Street and at some point Romeo was fatally stabbed.

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called at 3.46am and Romeo was taken to a central London hospital where he died as a result of his injury at 4.37am.

Police are still appealing for information and detective chief inspector Jamie Piscopo, who is leading the investigation, said: “I would appeal to those people who were part of either group that Sunday morning to come forward and talk to police. It is clear that you may have vital information about the events that led up to Romeo’s murder and who is responsible.

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“There are two women in particular that we believe Romeo was trying to talk to and I would like to speak to them as a matter of urgency.

“This is a really popular and busy area, with a nightlife that runs until the early hours so I know there will be other people who may have seen something that have yet to come forward.”

He added: “Romeo was a loving and committed father of two, and a much loved brother and son. I would urge anyone who may have seen something, or knows the identity of Romeo’s murderer to get in touch with us and help us find answers for his family.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or via 101. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.