Murder investigation after man stabbed to death near Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Forensics at the scene in north London Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

A murder investigation is under way after a man was stabbed to death near Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London.

The football club said Sunday evening’s Premier League match would go ahead, but asked supporters to be patient because of road closures.

The Metropolitan Police said the victim was found unconscious in Northumberland Park, Haringey shortly before 6am on Sunday.

On arrival, officers found he had suffered several stab injuries and despite attempts by paramedics to resuscitate him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe they know who he is and are working to inform his next of kin.

Forensic investigators at the scene near the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London after a man died following a stabbing Credit: Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire

There have been no arrests at this stage.

Chief Inspector Stephen Johnston-Keay, who polices in Haringey, said: “Our thoughts are with the man who has tragically lost his life.

“I can assure local people that specialist detectives are investigating and will leave no stone unturned in working to establish what happened to him, and to identify and arrest those responsible.

“I would like to thank local people for their patience and understanding while we go about this crucial work.

“If you have information that could help us, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please tell us. You will see officers on the cordons and on patrol and they will be ready to listen to you.”

Tottenham Hotspur posted on X: “Following an incident in which an individual has lost their life, we are doing everything to accommodate the ongoing Police investigation, which is of the utmost importance.

“This afternoon’s Premier League fixture against Nottingham Forest will go-ahead as scheduled, however the whole of Northumberland Park Road and Vicarage Road, as well as the north end of Worcester Avenue, will remain closed throughout.

“We shall update supporters as and when we can, and ask for fans to be patient and allow extra travel time. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and all those affected.”

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