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Murder investigation launched following death of a male in south London

March 11, 2013, 3:08 am

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in South Tottenham.

Police were called shortly before 05:00hrs on Sunday, 10 March, to reports of a fight in Stamford Close, Tottenham N15.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. Five men were found at the scene suffering various injuries.

One, 20-year-old man believed suffering stab wounds, was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at hospital. We await confirmation that next of kin have been informed.

Two other men – one aged 21 [victim 2] the other aged 20 [victim 3] – were taken to separate hospitals. Their injuries are described as minor and both were later discharged.

Both were arrested in connection with the incident and were taken to separate north London police stations when discharged from hospital.

A further two men – one aged 25 [victim 4] the other 33 [victim 5] – had suffered minor injuries and made their own way to separate hospitals. Both have since been discharged. They were not arrested.

Detectives from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating.

Whilst officers believe they know who the deceased is they await a formal identification and a post mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

An open mind is being kept as regards a motive and enquiries into the circumstances of the murder are ongoing.

Any witnesses or anyone with information that may assist police can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

+ A 21-year-old man [C] was arrested close to the scene. He was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and taken into custody at a separate north London police station where he was later released.

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