Tottenham: Police launch further appeal after 19-year-old dies in ‘brutal attack’

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Olce has issued a further appeal after a 19-year-old man died shortly after a “brutal attack” in Tottenham.

Emergency services responded to an altercation on the High Road, close by Holcombe Marketin Haringey Friday evening around 5:30 p.m.

The teenager was found with what is believed to be daggers wounded and died a short time later.

The Metropolitan Police also believe a firearm was fired during the altercation.

“This forms a crucial part of the police investigation,” said Detective Inspector Daniel Catmull of the Specialist Crime Unit.

“My heart goes out to this young man’s family. They are being supported by specialists and I can assure them of my full commitment to finding and prosecuting whoever was responsible for this brutal attack.”

Sir. Catmull said forensic work is continuing at the scene. An autopsy has not yet been performed to determine the man’s cause of death.

“Local people have come forward to tell us what they saw and I am very grateful to them. However, I know there are more people who saw what happened or know information that is vital to our investigation, says Catmull.

“I need those people to do the right thing and contact the police or if they want to remain anonymous they can contact Crimestoppers.”

So far, no arrests have been made.

Inspector Ismail Madari of the Met’s North Area BCU said: “All of us who have the privilege of policing this part of London fully understand how upset local people will be at the violent death of such a young man on the streets of Tottenham.

“Just as my deepest sympathies go out to the victim’s family and friends, I know the community will also be hurt. We are here to help and support them.

“Dedicated police officers will be carrying out additional patrols in and around Tottenham High Road and I would encourage anyone with any information or concerns to speak to these officers. They are there to serve and protect you.”

Any witnesses or others with information are asked to call 101, ref 5327/30sep. To remain 100 per cent anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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