Third arrest made in Ponders End murder probe

George Eric Rogers, 66, was stabbed to death in a block of flats on Friday night

Met Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner in Ponders End have made a third arrest.

The 42-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday (Tuesday 5th). She remains in custody at a North London police station.

Two other suspects, Ellie Ackhurst, aged 30, and Anthony Elliott, aged 42, both of no fixed address, have been charged with murder.

An investigation was launched after police were called at 7.21pm on Friday (1st) to reports of a man found injured in the communal area of flats in Lockhart Close, near Lincoln Road in Ponders End.

Officers responded and found a 66-year-old man with stab injuries. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he died at the scene. His next of kin has been informed and while formal identification awaits, his identity has been confirmed as George Eric Rogers.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday (4th) confirmed he died as a result of sharp force trauma to the neck.

Ackhurst and Elliott appeared at Highbury Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 5th) and were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow (Thursday 7th).

Information can be shared directly with the investigation team here or people can call the incident room on 020 8358 0300. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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