The victim, pictured left with his sister, has been named locally as Kwesi and died after a fight broke out at a house party
A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death about a hundred yards from Jeremy Corbyn’s home in North London yesterday.
The victim was stabbed multiple times and was found lying on the street by paramedics who desperately tried to resuscitate him. But he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The stabbing is the latest death in a grim spree that has now seen the number of killings in London hit 60 this year.
A 21-year-old man was found nearby with stab wounds which were not life-threatening. He was taken to hospital and discharged soon afterwards.
He was later arrested on suspicion of murder, possession of an offensive weapon and affray, and has been remanded in custody.
Detectives believe the victim – who has been named locally as Kwesi, with nicknames ‘Lavish’ and ‘Junior’ – may have been involved in a fight with the 21-year-old and others, which broke out at a house party just before 3am.
The incident occurred on the notorious Andover Estate in Finsbury Park, which is a stone’s throw from Mr Corbyn’s house.
It is not known if the Labour leader was at home when the incident occurred.
Friends and relatives of the victim paid tribute to him. A Twitter user calling herself Naya said she was the older sister of the victim.
She tweeted a picture of her with him, writing: ‘My younger brother, my only brother, got stabbed to death this morning. Guys this needs to stop. The pain I’m experiencing is indescribable.’
Forensic officers at the crime scene of a fatal stabbing at Roth Walk in Finsbury Park on April 21
One friend at the scene said: ‘Whenever I saw him, Junior was always smiling and fun…we can’t believe what’s happened.’
The murder toll in London – where someone is now killed every three days, according to analysis from police data – is predicted to overtake last year’s total of 115. Earlier this year, it was reported that London had overtaken New York in its murder toll for the first time in living memory.
The Finsbury Park death comes only days after Sami Sidhom, 18, was stabbed to death in Forest Gate, East London, after being attacked by four men.
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