Man killed in Finsbury Park Islamic bookstore

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died in a bookshop this morning (Friday).

The victim, thought to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the Islamic bookshop and welfare centre in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park.

Police were called to the scene by the London Ambulance Service at around 10.20am and arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

A spokesperson for the police said: “We await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination is yet to be arranged.

“Islington police officers are investigating alongside colleagues from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command. An incident room will open in due course.”

No motive has been established but it is not believed to be a race or faith hate crime at this stage.

A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said: “We sent two ambulance crews, a single responder in a car and a duty officer to the scene. Sadly one patient, a man, was dead at the scene.”