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Islington murder victim named

News   •   Jan 04, 2018 21:29 GMT

[Victim: Steve Frank Narvaez-Jara]

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Islington on New Year's Day have named him.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) on New Years Day, Monday, 1 January at around 02:35 hours to a flat in Bartholomew Court, EC1.

Officers attended along with the LAS and found two men - both aged 20 - suffering from stab injuries.

Steve Frank Narvaez-Jara, 20 from south-London who has been formally identified was pronounced dead at the scene at 03:26 hours.

A post mortem examination took place on Wednesday, 3 January at Whittington Hospital and a preliminary cause of death was given as incised wounds to his chest.

A second 20-year-old victim, also stabbed during the incident, was taken to a north London hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Three men arrested on suspicion of murder, two aged 19 [A] and [C] and one aged 18 [B] have all been bailed to a date in late January.

Detectives from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate, led by DCI Andrew Packer.

Enquiries are ongoing.

DCI Packer said: "I am appealing to anyone who attended the party to come forward and speak to police, I need to trace everyone who was present as they may be witnesses to this violent attack."

The family of Steve Frank Narvaez-Jara said: "Someone has taken away our only beautiful son and brother without thinking about the pain and sadness that it has caused our family and friends, especially his two-year-old sister and two older sisters aged 15 and 16, they all loved him unconditionally. We pray to God that Steve's death brings knife crime to and end."

Anyone who has information that could assist the investigation is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or tweet @MetCC. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website