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Islington murder victim named as detectives make fresh appeal for information

News   •   Aug 27, 2017 08:00 BST

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Islington are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information as they name the victim.

On Thursday, 24 August, at approximately 18:50hrs, officers in the area of Mitchison Road, N1 were informed by a member of the public that a man had been stabbed.

Officers found the injured man suffering stab wounds and the London Ambulance Service were called, He was taken to an east London hospital but later died at 02:30hrs on Friday, 25 August. Next of kin were informed.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

A post mortem examination gave the cause of death as stab wounds.

Whilst formal identification hasn't taken place detectives have named the victim as 27-year-old Nashon Esbrand who lived in Upper Holloway.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall, who is leading the investigation, said: "I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information about the attack on Nashon to contact our incident room.

"At this early stage of our investigation, and whilst we are keeping an open mind regarding a motive, we believe this wasn't a random attack on Nashon.

"Therefore, we are keen to hear from anyone who knew Nashon and could help us build a picture of his life, and hopefully why someone would want to attack him."

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, are urged to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8244.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.