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Arrest in Islington murder

News   •  Mar 09, 2017 17:03 GMT

[Victim: Jonathan McPhillips]

Detectives investigating the murder of Jonathan McPhillips in Islington have made an arrest.

On Saturday, 4 March a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was bailed pending further enquires to a date in mid-April. Enquiries continue.

On Saturday, 25 February at around 00:40hrs, police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) to reports of a stabbing on Upper Street, N1.

Shortly after this, police were alerted to a second stabbing victim, also on Upper Street.

Father-of-two Jonathan, 28, was found injured and taken to an east London hospital where he later died on Wednesday, 1 March. His next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as single stab wound to the chest.

The second victim, a 17-year-old boy was also taken to an east London hospital and has since been discharged.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) led by Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams are investigating.

Any who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3775, or to give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit