A murder investigation is underway after a man was stabbed to death in a leafy affluent surburb of North London.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal stabbing in Pinner.
Officers were called at approximately 06:00hrs on Sunday, 24 March to reports of a man found suffering stab injuries inside a newsagent in Marsh Lane.
London Ambulance Service also attended the scene but the adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene at 06:46hrs.
It is believed the 54-year-old was attacked while opening Marsh Food and Wine in Pinner at about 06:00 GMT, the Met Police said.
Enquiries continue to establish the man’s identity and inform his next of kin.
A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate – Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe said:
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around Marsh Lane this morning and saw anything of interest to contact police.
“This was a violent robbery that has escalated, resulting in the murder of a man. It appears the till was stolen from the shop during this robbery and this may have been discarded by the suspect. If you have come across this, we want to hear from you.
“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a black Vauxhall Astra that was driven away at speed, south down Cecil Park immediately after the attack.
“We think that car was parked in Cecil Park prior to the murder – if you saw this, or have any other information that could help us progress this investigation, I would urge you to get in contact.”
A crime scene remains in place at Marsh Lane. Local officers are in the area and available should residents have concerns or information they wish to pass on.
Anyone with information can also contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD1653/24Mar.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.