Nigerian stabbed to death outside Tottenham stadium

Okechukwu Iweha (photo credit: Daily Mail)

Okechukwu Iweha (photo credit: Daily Mail)

A Nigerian identified as Okechukwu Iweha has been named as the individual who was stabbed to death before Tottenham Hotspur’s home game against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
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Police and paramedics were called to Northumberland Park on the outskirts of the Spurs stadium just before 6 am, where Iweha was found dead with several stab injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, from the Specialist Crime Command, who is leading the investigation concerning the murder, issued a plea for witnesses to come forward

“I am urging anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious to please come forward and speak with us,” John said.

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“We are working hard to build a timeframe to establish what has happened. Were you woken up by a disturbance, or did you see anyone running from the area? I would ask that you check any private CCTV or dash cam footage to see whether you captured anything that might assist us.

“Another family has been left grieving and we are doing everything we can to find answers to their questions and locate whoever is responsible for this murder.”

Tottenham released a statement following the incident, saying they were working with police authorities on the investigation.
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“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,” the club wrote on X.

“This afternoon’s (Sunday) 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.”

Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination will be held at Haringey Mortuary later this week.

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