Barnet: Man dies from stabbing during suspected assault

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Detectives are looking for witnesses to the suspected assault which they believe happened late on Sunday.

A man has died from a single stab wound to the heart during a suspected assault in north London.

Police were called at approximately 6am on Monday March 20 to reports of an injured man in Chandos Avenue, Barnet.

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Officers and paramedics attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Met said the man was believed to be Stefan Stelian Moraru, a 44-year-old Romanian national. His next of kin have been told.

Stefan Moraru, died from a single stab wound to the heart. Credit: Met PoliceStefan Moraru, died from a single stab wound to the heart. Credit: Met Police
Stefan Moraru, died from a single stab wound to the heart. Credit: Met Police | Credit: Met Police

A post mortem held on Tuesday March 21 established the cause of death as a single stab wound to the heart.

Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime are leading the investigation but so far no-one has been arrested.

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Det Ch Insp Neil John said: "I would like to appeal to any witnesses who were in the area of Chandos Avenue and Whetstone High Street on Sunday March 19 at approximately 10.30pm.

"Our enquiries suggest there was a disturbance or altercation on Chandos Avenue at or about this time and we are seeking any witnesses to this.

"I am particularly interested in anyone who may have had a dashcam when travelling through either of these roads at the time."

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD968/20Mar, or call Crimestoppers, 100% anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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