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Murder investigation after Finsbury Park restaurant attack

Man in his 40's dies in hospital after serious assault

29 November, 2017 — By Emily Finch

DETECTIVES have launched a murder investigation after a man who was seriously injured in a restaurant died in hospital.

Police were called to reports of a serious assault at Bethel Cafe, an Ethiopian restaurant, in Seven Sisters Road at around 10pm last night (Tuesday).

Officers found a man in his 40’s suffering life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a north London hospital but died at 2.15pm this afternoon (Wednesday).

No arrests have been made.

People at a nearby restaurant told the Tribune tonight that the man was from the Somali community and had been stabbed inside Bethel Cafe after a fight broke out during a game of pool.

The area around the restaurant is still cordoned off.

Formal identification is yet to take place but the man’s family has been informed. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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