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Police appeal for witnesses in Pinner stabbing

 Published on: 24th March 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal stabbing in Pinner.

Officers were called at approximately 6am this morning(Sunday, March 24) to reports of a man found suffering stab injuries inside a newsagent in Marsh Lane, Pinner.

London Ambulance Service also attended the scene but the adult male, no further details, was pronounced dead at the scene at 06:46am.

Enquiries continue to establish the man’s identity and inform his next of kin.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

At this early stage, it appears the victim was attacked by a man who carried out a robbery at the shop. It is thought that the victim worked at the newsagent and was opening the shop at the time of the attack.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Commandare investigating.

Detective chief inspector Simon Stancombe said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around Marsh Lane this morning and saw anything of interest to contact police.

“This was a violent robbery that has escalated, resulting in the murder of a man. It appears the till was stolen from the shop during this robbery and this may have been discarded by the suspect. If you have come across this, we want to hear from you.

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a black Vauxhall Astra that was driven away at speed, south down Cecil Park immediately after the attack.

“We think that car was parked in Cecil Park prior to the murder – if you saw this, or have any other information that could help us progress this investigation, I would urge you to get in contact.”

A crime scene remains in place at Marsh Lane. Local officers are in the area and available should residents have concerns or information they wish to pass on.

Anyone with information can also contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD1653/24Mar.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.

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