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Upper Street murder: Detectives appeal for dash cam footage

"This was a brutal attack that was carried out on a busy street in broad daylight"

22 May, 2018 — By Samantha Booth

A forensic tent remained in place on Tuesday morning 

DETECTIVES probing the murder of a dad-of-two on Upper Street are requesting dash cam footage to help them investigate the “brutal” attack.

Marcel Campbell, 30, from Tottenham, was attacked at about 6.30pm on Monday on the busy road near the junction with Tyndale Lane.

Police and paramedics attended but despite attempts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Town Hall is preparing to help residents who live within the Upper Street cordon as it remains up for a possible second night.

It has advised them to report to police or council officers who will then escort them to their homes if possible.

Police at the scene on Monday evening

A rest centre has been reopened at nearby St Mary’s Church for any residents who are unable to get home.

No arrests have yet been made but the Met said they are conducting “active enquiries” to find the assailant who, according to witnesses, reportedly jumped from a white van with a knife before the attack.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “This was a brutal attack that was carried out on a busy street in broad daylight.

“I am asking anyone who saw the assault or has any information to contact detectives.

“In particular we would like to hear from anyone who was driving in the area around this time and has dash cam footage. Your information could be vital in helping us find out why a young man lost his life.”


Mr Campbell’s family have been informed and officers are awaiting formal identification.

Monday’s attack happened close to where Jonathan “JJ” McPhillips was stabbed outside the Town Hall in February 2017. He died in hospital days later. A man was charged in February this year with his murder.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3775 or contact via Twitter @MetCC or 101 quoting reference 5952/21 May.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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