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Police make eleven arrests after man dies from stab wounds

Murder investigation begins after knife death in Euston

19 February, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

DETECTIVES have made eleven arrests after a man staggered into a hotel in Euston and collapsed from stab wounds late last night (Monday).

The victim, believed to be aged in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene in Euston Street at around 11.30pm.

Staff at the The Wesley Hotel had tried to help him and called emergency services.

Police are trying to identify him and contact next of kin. A post-mortem is due later.

Reverend Dr Stuart Burgess, chairman of the board of directors, paid tribute to the staff who tried to help the victim.

Forensics in Starcross Street

He said: “My understanding is that a young person was stabbed in a neighbouring street around the corner from Euston Street and he made his way into the bar lobby area of the hotel where he tragically collapsed and my understanding is that within an hour he had tragically died.

I want to pay tribute to the police who responded incredibly quickly. They came to the scene and responded to the 999 call and also to the staff because obviously it was a complete shock to the staff late last night but they responded incredibly well and I want to pay tribute to them.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the person who has tragically died.”

Three roads – Starcross Street, Drummond Street and Euston Street – are all cordoned off by police.

Ayesha Begum, 38, said there was a “trail of blood” along nearby Cobourg Street where she has lived for three decades.

She said residents met with the council last month to discuss safety in the area.

All eleven arrested, four men and seven women aged from 19 to 28, are being held on suspicion of murder after being arrested at an address nearby to the scene last night.  

They remain in custody at different London police stations today.

Any witnesses and anyone with information concerning this stabbing is urged to call police on 101 quoting CAD 7945/18 Feb or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.



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