JJ McPhillips: Murder police arrest man over Upper Street stabbing of young dad

Jonathon 'JJ' McPhillips with his two daughters. Picture: Met Police

Jonathon 'JJ' McPhillips with his two daughters. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Murder detectives investigating the killing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips have made an arrest.

Tributes to Jonathon 'JJ' McPhillips laid outside his Milner Square home. Picture: James Morris

Tributes to Jonathon 'JJ' McPhillips laid outside his Milner Square home. Picture: James Morris - Credit: Archant

JJ was stabbed in Upper Street in the early hours of Saturday February 25, and died the following Wednesday.

The father-of-two reportedly stepped in when a gang picked a fight with his friends but was knifed along with a 17-year-old boy, who suffered minor injuries.

Police arrested a 24-year-old man on Saturday on suspicion of murder and he has been bailed until mid-April.

The Met’s murder squad, led by Det Ch Insp Dave Whellams, are still investigating.


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Any who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3775, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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