‘My son, my son!’: Family’s agony as barber is stabbed to death in his home with woman, 31, arrested
- Barber, believed to be in his 30s, died after being stabbed in his home on Friday
- Police were called to property on Stamford Hill near Stoke Newington Station
- As news quickly spread of the killing, an emotional crowd gathered at the scene
- The family of the victim were seen crying and police had to calm situation down
A family were in floods of tears in North London today after a barber was stabbed to death inside his home.
Police were called to a property on Stamford Hill near Stoke Newington Station shortly before 11am on Friday.
Inside the home, thought to be a flat above a shop, they found a man, believed to be in his 30s, suffering from stab wounds.
The victim, who is believed to be a barber who worked in the area, was given CPR by officers before paramedics arrived, but he died at the scene shortly after.
As news of the killing spread through the area, which has a large Haredi Jewish community, a crowd began to gather at the cordon, while the family of the victim were seen in floods of tears.
Police were called to a property on Stamford Hill (pictured) near Stoke Newington Station shortly before 11am on Friday. They found a man, in his 30s, suffering from stab wounds
The victim, who is believed to be a barber who worked in the area, died at the scene (pictured). Tensions were high in the area as crowds were heard crying as police investigated
A man could be heard crying in clear distress: ‘My son. My son.’
A reporter at the scene said tensions were running high as crowds began to form, while wailing and crying was also heard from some people at the scene.
Police were forced to step in and try to calm down the situation, while grieving family members soon left the area as police continued their investigations.
A 31-year-old woman, who is thought to have been known to the victim, was arrested at the scene. Police are not searching for anyone else at this time.
An air ambulance landed in nearby Morrisons car park but soon left.
A witness told MyLondon: ‘I saw lots of police and paramedics in the flat above the Mascara Bar.
‘I watched for a bit and no casualties were removed but then all the paramedics starting leaving. I’m guessing not a good sign.
‘The helicopter left without a patient.’
As news of the killing spread through the area, which has a Haredi Jewish community, a crowd (pictured) began to gather at the cordon, while the victim’s family were seen in floods of tears
A 31-year-old woman, who is thought to have been known to the victim, was arrested at the scene (left). An air ambulance (right) landed in nearby Morrisons car park but soon left
According to MyLondon, a passerby could be heard saying ‘not another one’ upon the news that the incident was a fatal stabbing. It is the fourth fatal stabbing in the capital since last Thursday.
A huge cordon remains in place along the busy road.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: ‘A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found with fatal stab injuries in Hackney.
‘Police were called to a property in Stamford Hill, N16, at 10.52hrs on Friday, 4 June to a report of a stabbing.
‘Officers attended. A man, believed to be in his 30s, was found with stab injuries.
‘He was treated at the scene by officers who carried out CPR before paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance arrived.
‘Despite the efforts of emergency services, the man died at the scene a short time later.
‘Enquiries are ongoing to notify his next of kin.
‘A 31-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder. She has been taken into custody.’