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Islington murder: Two further arrests and appeal for witnesses

News   •   Oct 14, 2020 13:05 BST

Detectives investigating the murder of Kamal Nuur in Islington last month have made two further arrests as they continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

A 17-year-old male [C] was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday, 10 October when he voluntarily attended Kentish Town Police Station. He was released on bail on Sunday, 11 October to return on a date in mid-November pending further enquiries.

A 21-year-old male [D] was arrested on Wednesday, 14 October at an address in Peterborough. He was arrested for assisting an offender in relation to the murder of Kamal Nuur and for possession with intent to supply drugs. He is currently at a police station in Cambridgeshire.

Police were called at 20:00hrs on Monday, 14 September to North Road, N7, to reports of a man found suffering from stab injuries.

Kamal Nuur, aged 18, was treated by paramedics at the scene but despite their best efforts, Kamal was pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Thursday, 17 September confirmed that Kamal died as a result of stab wounds inflicted in the attack.

Police believe that Kamal was chased and attacked in Goodinge Close, N7 just off North Road by two male suspects who then fled in the direction of York Way.

On Tuesday, 6 October officers arrested [A] a 20-year-old male, and [B] a 17-year-old female, on suspicion of murder.

Both were taken to a north London police station where they were subsequently released on bail to return on a date in mid-November.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge, leading the investigation, said: “Kamal’s death has shocked the local community, he was a young man who was brutally attacked. His family are devastated and struggling to come to terms with why he was targeted.

“While we have had great assistance from the public to date, I believe some people who are yet to come forward hold key information about the murder and we continue to appeal for help to identify two males captured on CCTV fleeing the scene on a bicycle.

“We are determined to identify and apprehend everyone involved in this attack. There should be no hiding place for people who plan and carry out such appalling acts of violence.

“Any information can be provided in the strictest confidence and can even be give anonymously via Crimestoppers. If you can help please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call the incident room on 0208 358 033 or 101 ref CAD 7154/14Sep.

Media footage can also be uploaded directly to police via the following link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS20R45-PO1

+ We would like to hear from anyone who has information about crime, those who carry a weapon, or those who exploit others for gain or revenge, while putting young people’s lives at risk.

Community intelligence can be used to great effect to not only detect, but also prevent crime, keep London safe and save young lives. If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you will remain 100% anonymous - they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or the device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free https://www.knifefree.co.uk/get-help-support/ and Fearless: https://www.fearless.org/en.