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Fatal stabbing incident on the Cally

April 15, 2010

The Thornhill Arms and surrounding area are cordoned-off while the police investigation continues

A young man was fatally stabbed yesterday evening outside the Thornhill Arms pub at the junction of Wynford Road and Caledonian Road. The 20 year old was named today by police as Sam Fitzgerald who lived on the Priory Green estate. He was at the pub to watch the Arsenal-Spurs game and had stepped outside briefly where he became involved in an altercation at around 8pm.

He was attacked by a young man outside the pub and received a stab wound to the body. He was taken to the Royal London Hospital but died shortly after arrival. The police say that a 20-year-old man was arrested last night and is still being questioned. Officers have said they “retain an open mind as to any motive.” A post-mortem will take place at St Pancras Mortuary on Friday 16th April.

The pub and area around it remain sealed by police. Friends and neighbours have begun to place tributes to Sam at a spot on the pavement across the road.

The police are appealling for witnesses. Anyone with information that may assist police should call the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Councillor Paul Convery said “This is a shocking crime and deeply distressing to everyone in the area. My sympathy and thoughts are with Sam Fitzgerald’s family and friends. At first I feared this murder was gang-related. It is now increasingly likely that a bitter personal dispute underlies this tragedy.

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