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Edmonton murder victim named as detectives continue to question suspect

News   •   Sep 16, 2019 16:57 BST

Image: Julio Gomes.

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Edmonton have named him as 29-year-old Julio Gomes.

Police were called at 20:10hrs on Saturday, 14 September, to a report of a man with stab injuries in Houndsfield Road, Edmonton.

Officers attended alongside the London Ambulance Service and found Julio, from Edmonton, suffering serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His next of kin have now been informed and a post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place later on Monday, 16 September.

A 40-year-old man [A] has been arrested in connection with the incident after being pursued and detained by members of the public. He is currently in a hospital having been arrested. At this stage, police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine, who is leading the investigation, said: “We continue to appeal for information following Julio’s death and need anyone who was present at the Old Edmontonians FC clubhouse that evening to come forward.

“A crime scene remains in place and specialist forensics team are working on this case. The incident is not thought to be connected to the event or the football club but we know lots of people were out and about that evening. Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they think it is, should contact police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the police incident room on 020 8345 3865, quoting reference Operation Mattishall.

Detective Superintendent Ella Marriott from Enfield said: “I would like to praise the bravery of those members of the public who helped detain the suspect and those who came to the victim’s aid. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“North Area officers were busy at the crime scene over the weekend and continue to support this investigation. We are working closely with the Violent Crime Taskforce, Specialist Crime Command as well as Enfield Council and community partners as part of our response to this tragic attack.

“I would like to request that anyone who has information and is yet to come forward, contact police with what they saw.”

If you have information about this incident, or information about someone you suspect to be carrying a weapon and you do not want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website. It is 100 per cent anonymous. They never ask your name and cannot trace your call or IP address.

Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime can visit where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.