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Highbury man charged with Halloween killing

PUBLISHED: 14:18 04 November 2010

Forge Place

Forge Place

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A MAN from Highbury was charged with murder today (Thursday) after a stabbing on Halloween.

Andrew Whitefield, 52, is accused of killing Maciej Novak, 27, who was found bleeding to death at a flat in Forge Place, in Kentish Town, at about 12.50am on Sunday.

Mr Whitefield, of Horsell Road, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday (November 8).

Medics operated on Mr Novak, who was from Kensal Rise, in full view of residents in the central square of Forge Place in the early hours of Sunday, before taking him to hospital where he died later that day.

A post mortem carried out at St Pancras Mortuary on Tuesday revealed the cause of death to be stab wounds to the chest.

Two women, aged 49 and 42, who were arrested in connection with the death, have been released with no further action taken.


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