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Two arrested on suspicion of murder after pensioner killed in Ponders End

A 66-year-old man was stabbed to death on Friday night at a block of flats in Lockhart Close

Edmonton Police Station
Edmonton Police Station

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner was stabbed to death in Ponders End on Friday night.

The woman was arrested yesterday (Sunday 3rd) and remains in custody at a North London police station.

Police were called at 7.28pm on Friday (1st) to a critically injured man in the communal area of flats in Lockhart Close, near Lincoln Road. Officers attended along with paramedics and found the 66-year-old suffering stab injuries. Despite their efforts the man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not yet been named.

A significant number of enquiries were carried out over the weekend, including house-to-house checks and a forensic examination of the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Laura Nelson, who is leading the investigation, said: “Although an arrest has been made, it is vital that anyone with information about what happened on Friday evening comes forward to speak to us.

“I am also keen for anyone with a dashboard camera who was driving in Lockhart Close, Derby Road, Lincoln Road, or the surrounding area, to contact us immediately.”

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


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Update (12.25pm):

A second person, a 42-year-old man, has also now been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal stabbing.

The victim has now been named as local man George Eric Rogers.

DCI Laura Nelson said: “This investigation continues to move at pace with this latest arrest. However, I am still appealing to any witnesses or anyone with information about what happened on Friday evening comes forward to speak to us.”


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