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‘Significant progress’ made by police as hunt for delivery driver killer continues

Takieddine Boudhane was stabbed to death while working in Finsbury Park in January

26 August, 2020 — By by Sam Ferguson

DETECTIVES investigating the killing of a food delivery driver in Finsbury Park say “significant progress” has been made in the seven months since he died.

Takieddine Boudhane – known as Taki – who worked for both Deliveroo and Uber Eats, died on the corner of Lennox Road and Charteris Road at around 6.50pm on Friday, January 3, after an altercation with a driver of a white VW Caddy-type van.

The driver of the van is thought to have followed Taki’s motorbike before confronting him and stabbing him in the chest.

Police are known to have identified a suspect, who they say boarded a plane to Austria the morning after Taki’s death.

The Met confirmed today (Wednesday) that homicide detectives were still actively investigating the case, led by Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, but could not confirm whether European law enforcement agencies were involved.

DCI John said: “We have made significant progress since Taki was killed at the beginning of the year including speaking to many witnesses who were at the scene that night.

“We want to remind people of the circumstances of what happened that evening and to reinforce the message that it is never too late to come forward and speak to us with any information, however trivial you may think it is.

“We believe we know who is responsible for Taki’s death and work is ongoing to trace his whereabouts. At this stage we cannot go into any further details as this may hinder our ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 358 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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