15/04/2011

Arrests Follow Edmonton Murder

Police investigating the murder of 15-year old Negus McLean in Edmonton have today made a further two arrests.

A 14-year old boy, and a 16-year old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Police were called at 7.25pm on Sunday 10 April to reports of a stabbing in Westminster Road, north London.

Mr McLean suffered stab wounds to the chest and thigh was taken to Royal London Hospital but died later that night.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

It is believed that around 13 young black men, believed on bicycles, chased Negus prior to the murder.

An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Clayman (HSCC).

He said: "We continue to seek witnesses and those with information about who was responsible for this murder. It is vital that the public, and especially young people, have the trust and confidence to speak to the police in these situations.”

Anyone who can assist should call the incident room.

Four males, aged 14-20, were arrested and were taken to a north London police station. One male is now bailed to return to a north London police station on 18 April pending further enquiries. The other three are now bailed to return to a north London police station on 6 May pending further enquiries.

(BMcN/GK)

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