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Shop worker stabbed to death in newsagent robbery

A murder investigation is under way after a shop worker was stabbed to death during a robbery at a newsagent's in north-west London.

The 54-year-old man is believed to have been attacked as he opened Marsh Food and Wine in Pinner on Sunday morning.

Scotland Yard said the shop's till was stolen and may have been discarded by the suspect, while detectives are appealing for witnesses who saw a black Vauxhall Astra driven away at speed immediately after the stabbing.

Officers were called to the scene in Marsh Road at around 6am but the victim was pronounced dead about 45 minutes later. The Metropolitan Police said his family have been informed.

Officers were called to the scene in Marsh Road at around 6am but the victim was pronounced dead about 45 minutes later.

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.

– Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe, Met Police

When someone actually violates your community, people will be shocked.

I know the other traders I've spoken to are thinking 'there but for the grace of God go the rest of us'.

– Peter Brook, local business owner