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Murder investigation after stabbing in Finsbury Park, London

Finsbury stabbing Image copyright PA
Image caption Forensic officers worked inside the police cordon off Charteris Road in Finsbury Park

A man has been stabbed to death in Finsbury Park, north London, prompting a murder investigation.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was found on Charteris Road, close to the junction with Lennox Road, shortly before 19:00 GMT.

The Met Police said he was pronounced dead less an hour later and no arrests had been made.

The victim was a food delivery moped rider, according to friends gathered close to the scene.

Delivery riders gathered in nearby Stroud Green Road said the dead man had been the victim of a road rage attack following an argument with a car driver.

One said the victim was a 30-year-old Algerian known as “Taki”, although he was unsure of the English spelling.

A friend of the deceased told PA news agency: “He was a good man. He doesn’t make any trouble – he works and he goes home and he ends up being killed while he’s working.”

He added: “Its not safe to work by yourself anymore – what can you do? If someone comes at you with a knife you give them what you have or they are going to stab you.”

Image caption The Met Police said the victim was pronounced dead at Charteris Road

Another 23-year-old rider, who gave his name as Paul, said: “Taki was a nice guy. He was a gentleman.

“I would talk to him everyday. He always said hello.”

Last year, 90 people were stabbed to death in London, according to police statistics.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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