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Upper Street double stabbing: Murder inquiry launched

Met appeal for information after "totally unprovoked attack"

01 March, 2017 — By Joe Cooper

Victim: Father-of-two Jonathon McPhillips, also known as JJ

DETECTIVES have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed in Upper Street died in hospital.

Jonathon McPhillips, also known as JJ, who lived in Milner Square, was chased down and stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called at 12.40am and Mr McPhillips, 28, was taken to an east London hospital. Police were informed today that he had died.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Friday.

A 17-year-old boy was also stabbed but has since been discharged from hospital.

Tributes to Mr McPhillips in Milner Square

The Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector David Whellams, are investigating.

He said: “This was an area of Upper Street which is always busy on a Friday night going into the weekend. I am sure that there would have been many people present who would have witnessed the altercation between two groups of youths.

“I would urge those people to contact our incident room and tell us what they have seen. This seems to be a totally unprovoked attack which has resulted in the death of a young man and left a teenager injured.”

Contact the incident room on 020 8345 3775 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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