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Man charged with murder of Julio Gomes in Enfield

News   •   Sep 17, 2019 08:03 BST

Victim - Julio Gomes

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 29-year-old Julio Gomes in Edmonton have charged a man with murder.

Lucas Siemienowicz, 39 (13.01.80), of Croyland Road, Edmonton, was arrested on Saturday, 14 September.

He was charged in the early hours of Tuesday, 17 September with murder and a further offence of possessing an offensive weapon namely a knife in a public place.

He is due to appear later this morning at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court.

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 an event at the Old Edmontonians FC clubhouse that evening to come forward.

“The incident is not believed to be connected to the event, or the clubhouse, but would have been seen by a number of people. I know that several brave members of the public assisted in detaining the suspect after this horrific incident until police arrived.

"I am asking those people to please come forward and speak to us; their information will be invaluable. If anyone has any reservations about speaking to police, I would ask them to make use of anonymous methods, including Crimestoppers. However you choose to make contact, please make the call."

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

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 www.fearless.org 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.