The victim of a fatal stabbing in Barnet has been named, as detectives continue to establish the circumstances surrounding his murder.
Anthony Adekola, aged 22, was found suffering from stab injuries in Martlesham Walk on Saturday, 5 September.
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) at approximately 11.05pm to reports of a stabbing on Debden Close, NW2.
On discovering Anthony, officers immediately provided first aid. Despite their efforts and that of LAS medics to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 11.45pm.
His next of kin have been informed.
A special post-mortem examination is currently ongoing at Northwick Park Hospital.
No arrests have been made.
A murder investigation has been launched, led by homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, of Specialist Crime, said: “Another life has been tragically lost to knife crime, and our thoughts and sympathies are with Anthony’s friends and family at this difficult time. We continue to piece together the events of Saturday night and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious to please contact us.”
Anyone with information or footage relating to this incident should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting reference number 8540/05SEP.
To remain 100% anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers_uk.org.
Chief Superintendent Roy Smith, from the North West BCU which covers Barnet, said:
“This is another tragic and needless loss of a young life on the streets of London and my thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.
“My officers responded immediately and did their very best to save this young man’s life – administering CPR and first aid at the scene.
“We will continue to use every tactic and every opportunity to bear down on violence and this will include the use of stop and search which, in the last few days alone, has removed deadly weapons from the streets of north west London. I would ask communities to support our officers as they do everything they can to stop another family suffering the pain of losing a loved one.
“Local safer neighbourhood officers will be out on patrol over the coming days, please do take a moment to talk to them if you have any information or concerns.”