Man charged with murder after King’s Cross stabbing

A man has been charged with murder after a stabbing at a registered hostel in King’s Cross.

Marvin Bailey, 42, of the Community Resettlement Project (CRP), in Argyle Street, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Monday accused of killing Badi Salam, 35, at around 7pm on Thursday.

Mr Salam, an Iraqi born national, who also lived at the hostel, was found with multiple stab wounds after police were called to a dispute. He was treated at the scene, but died before reaching hospital.

Kevin Rowan, who has lived in the area for 35 years and was in The Dolphin pub, in neighbouring Tonbrige Street, said: “The police came running in saying they were looking for someone and there was blood all over the alleyway outside.”

A statement from the One Housing Group, which runs the CRP, said: “One Housing Group, Camden Council and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust are deeply saddened by this incident and our thoughts are with the victim’s family. One Housing Group and the Trust are assisting the police fully and providing counselling to residents and staff.”

Bailey was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey at a date to be fixed.