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Murder investigation launched after man fatally stabbed in Canonbury

A 22-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

27 June, 2017 — By Koos Couvée

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was fatally stabbed in Canonbury in the early hours of Monday.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service just after 2am on to reports of a man stabbed in a flat in Westcliffe House, in Baxter Road.

A 29-year-old man, who has not yet been formally identified, was taken to an east London hospital where he later died.

A 22-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. She was taken to a north London hospital. Her condition is not life threatening, the Met said.

A 53-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and taken to an east London police station for questioning.

Detective chief inspector Dave Whellams, who is leading the investigation for the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “At this early stage, we know that a small group of people had gathered in a flat and that in the early hours of Monday morning a man received a number of stab wounds to the upper body.

“We are keen to trace all those present at the flat during the attack. Work is continuing to identify others involved and piece together the events that led up to this brutal murder.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police incident room on 0208 345 3775. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

People can also tweet information to police via @MetCC.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. The investigation continues.

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