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Two arrests after man stabbed to death in Southgate

The 37-year-old victim was stabbed during an “altercation” in a residential street on Sunday afternoon

Queen Elizabeth Drive in Southgate
Queen Elizabeth Drive in Southgate (credit Google)

Two arrests have been made in connection with a fatal stabbing in Southgate yesterday (Sunday 4th).

Police and paramedics were called at 2.04pm to Queen Elizabeth’s Drive, not far from one of the entrances to Grovelands Park, where they found a 37-year-old with stab wounds.

The victim was rushed to hospital but despite the efforts of medics he died in hospital at 4.10pm. His family have been informed.

Two people have since been arrested by officers investigating the death.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: “This is a shocking incident that will no doubt cause concern to the community. Specialist detectives have launched an urgent investigation.

“A crime scene is in place and anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has doorbell or dash cam footage that could help us, should call police immediately.”

Anyone who saw the incident or has doorbell or dash cam footage that could help police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 3514/4 Feb. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

Update (6th February):

A 21-year-old man, Kozma Papa from Yate in Gloucestershire, has been charged with murder. The victim has been named as Bledi Petraj. The second arrested man was released without charge.