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

PUBLISHED: 17:15 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:22 09 March 2017

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

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

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

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.

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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