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Detectives investigating fatal stabbing in Camden arrest a man

News   •   Sep 17, 2019 13:54 BST

Victim: Assad Abdullah Yarow

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing near to Camden Town tube station have arrested a man.

A 27-year-old man was arested this morning (Tuesday, 17 September) on suspicion of murder. He has been taken into custody at an east London police station.

The victim of the fatal stabbing has been named as Assad Abdullah Yarow, aged 25.

Police were called at approximately 23:10hrs on Thursday, 12 September to reports of an assault on Camden High Street.

Officers attended and found Assad suffering from a stab injury. They immediately provided first aid and were supported by the London Ambulance Service.

Assad was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination was due to take place on Tuesday, 17 September at St Pancreas mortuary.

A second man, aged in his mid-20s, was found nearby suffering from a stab injury. He was taken by the LAS to a central London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

No arrests have been made.

A number of active enquiries are in hand.

DCI John Hughes from Specialist Crime, who is leading the investigation, said: “We now understand that this attack took place next to the Camden Town tube station. This is one of the busiest and most popular parts of London. Lots of people were coming in and out of the station and many taxi and black cabs were passing through the area at the time. I would like to make a direct appeal to them to send in dash cam footage to our investigators. It could prove vital to apprehending those involved. Equally if you were there on Thursday night, we need to hear from you.”

Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli from Camden said: “I would firstly like to say that our thoughts are with the family, friends and wider community following this fatal attack. We are committed to bringing them the justice they deserve.

“I understand that a number of people believed to be known to the victim were present after the attack. I would urge them to come forward and speak to investigators as soon as possible with what they know and saw.

“The local community will no doubt be alarmed and shocked by this latest attack, particularly coming so soon after the fatal incidents earlier this week.

“We are taking action across the borough to keep everyone safe and working with teams across the Met to apprehend those involved. Our local policing teams are working with the Violent Crime Taskforce, Specialist Crime Command and other specialist resources, as well as with our local partners.

“Those near Camden High Street can expect an enhanced policing presence in their area in the coming days. Officers will be on hand to listen to any concerns they have and continue to appeal for those with information to come forward.”

Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 8865/12Sep.

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