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UPDATE: Second arrest in Camden murder

News   •   Sep 19, 2019 15:01 BST

[Victim: Assad Abdullah Yarow]

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing close to Camden Town Underground Station have made a second arrest as they continue to appeal for anyone with footage of the incident to submit it online. 

Anyone with moving footage relating to this incident, or the events leading up to or following the murder, is asked to submit their footage at either of the following dedicated investigation portals where all information will treated in the strictest confidence: Ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk and Ukpoliceimageappeal.com

A 22-year-old man [B] was arrested on Wednesday, 18 September on suspicion of murder. He was taken to a north London police station and has been released on bail to a date in mid-October pending further enquiries. 

A 27-year-old man [A] arrested on Tuesday, 17 September on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail to return on a date in mid-October pending further enquiries. 

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

Officers attended and found 25-year-old Assad Abdullah Yarow suffering from a stab injury. Police and the London Ambulance Service administered first aid, but despite this Assad was pronounced dead at the scene. 

His next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination took place at St Pancras Mortuary on Tuesday, 17 September and found the cause of death to be a wound to the neck.

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 and has since been discharged. 

A number of active enquiries are in hand.

Detective Chief Inspector John Hughes, from Specialist Crime, who is leading the investigation, said: “We know that the attack took place in by Camden Town tube station which is a very heavy footfall area. 

“I know that people will have footage relating to this incident and I urge those people to help us by providing phone footage or dash cam to assist officers in piecing together a picture of events leading up to and immediately following the attack on Assad Yarow.” 

Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli, of Camden police, said: “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.”

Enquiries continue.

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

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.

You can also visit www.fearless.org to pass on information anonymously.