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Murder investigation launched in Wood Green

News   •   Feb 23, 2019 14:39 GMT

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the murder of a 19-year-old man in Wood Green on Friday evening.

The investigation is led by Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.

DCI Goodwin said: “This murder took place at a busy time of night in a heavy footfall area. I know that there are people who either witnessed the incident or who can assist with filling in the gaps in the information we already have. Do you know who the attackers are? Did you see what happened leading up to or immediately following the murder? If you have information or footage of any of the events surrounding this incident we need to hear from you.

“My team has established that the attackers were armed with at least one firearm, knives and a samurai sword. Some, or possibly all, were riding bikes.

“I know that people may be reluctant or afraid to speak with police, but making a single call could help to remove dangerous, violent individuals from your area and all information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

“If you don’t want to call police call the independent charity Crimestoppers – they won’t even ask for your name, but please, if you have information, do make the call.”

Police were called to Vincent Road, Wood Green, at 20.09hrs on Friday, 22 February to reports of a group of people fighting.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended.

Two men, believed to be aged 19 and 20, were found injured. They were taken to an east London Hospital by LAS and London’s Air Ambulance.

The 19-year-old injured male had suffered stab wounds. He died in hospital at shortly after 03.00hrs. Next of kin have been notified.

A post mortem will be scheduled in due course.

The 20-year old injured male suffered stab wounds and a gunshot wound. His injuries are not life threatening.

A damaged car was also found at the scene.

There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.

Anyone witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the Homicide incident room on 0208 785 8244, call 101 quoting CAD 7309/22FEB or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet information to police via @MetCC or online at www.met.police.uk

To pass on information anonymously online young people can also visit the youth website "Fearless" https://www.fearless.org/en/give-info