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Man stabbed to death in Canonbury just yards from his mother’s home

The 27-year-old, named locally as Nashon Esbrand, was found with stab wounds in Mitchison Road on Thursday evening

26 August, 2017 — By Emily Finch

Flowers were left outside the victim’s mother’s house yesterday

Neighbours have told of their shock after a young father was stabbed to death in Canonbury in broad daylight close to his mother’s home.

A 27-year-old man, named locally as Nashon Esbrand, was found with stab wounds in Mitchison Road off Essex Road at just before 7pm on Thursday.

The victim collapsed less than a 100 metres away from his mother’s house, according to neighbours.

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, described hearing shouting outside her house and wiping the blood off the victim with wet wipes after she and another neighbour fought to save the victim’s life.

Neighbours said Mr Esbrand was a former student at Finsbury’s Central Foundation Boys’ School who had recently become a father to a baby girl. His nickname was Vades.

He was taken by ambulance to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2.30am on Friday.

Police officers remained at Mitchison Road until Friday afternoon while tributes and flowers were left outside the house believed to be the victim’s mother’s.

One friend, who left flowers and wished to remain anonymous, said: “I’m speechless, I don’t know what to say. He was nice, kind a good kid.”

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating. There have been no arrests.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, are urged to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8244.

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