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Wood Green murder investigation continues

News   •   Feb 25, 2019 21:01 GMT

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

Officers are also investigating a linked attempted murder after a 20-year-old man was shot and stabbed. His injuries are not life-threatening.

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

DCI Goodwin said: “We believe that the attack may have started in the Hollywood Green area, which is where the Cinema and McDonalds are located. We believe that a gun was fired at this location. There are a number of lines of enquiry ongoing as to which premises in this area the victims or suspect(s) may have entered during the relevant time, though we believe the 19-year-old was fatally attacked in a hair salon on Vincent Road. This would have been witnessed by several people, including children.

“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.

“We need to hear from people who were there at this busy time on a Friday night – what they saw, heard or what they may know about these horrific events. We are particularly interested in any photos or videos you may have on phones. We have set up a website for sharing this information and it can be done without leaving your name - ukpoliceimageappeal.com

DCI Goodwin added: “I know that people may be reluctant or afraid to speak with police, but making a single call or sending your video or pictures to the website detailed, anonymously, 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.

Information can be submitted to the UK Police Image Appeal website ukpoliceimageappeal.com

Alternatively call 101 or tweet @MetCC referencing CAD 7309/22 Feb.

You can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.