Police name man found dead in Holloway wheelie bin as Erik San-Filippo

Erik San-Filippo. Picture: Supplied

Erik San-Filippo. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating the death of a man found in a bin near the Holloway Road Waitrose have named the victim as Erik San-Filippo.

A forensics tent in Tollington Road. Picture: David Grevett

A forensics tent in Tollington Road. Picture: David Grevett - Credit: Archant

Police were called to Tollington Road, at about 4.00pm on Saturday to reports of a man's body found in a wheelie bin.

Mr Erik San-Filippo is an Italian national aged 23. He reportedly lived in the Montopoli Valdarno until a few months ago when he moved to England.

His family have been informed.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "A post-mortem examination has been carried out; this proved inconclusive and we await further tests.


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"At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are being led by the Met's Central North Command."

A 52-year-old man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder and has been bailed to return on a date in mid-June.

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Anna Brattoli, who identified herself as the victim's best friend, told the Gazette: "At the moment we are all in pain and do not want to speak."

An embassy spokesperson said: "The Italian Consulate General in London, in agreement with the Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, is closely following the case of the deceased young Italian national, Erik San-Filippo.

The Consulate General is in constant contact with local authorities and with Mr San-Filippo's family, and is monitoring any possible developments that could emerge from the investigation."

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling CID on 07827872423 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Did you know Erik San-Filippo? Call Lucas at the Gazette newsdesk on 07785 616244 or email lucas.cumiskey@archant.co.uk with tributes.

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