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Man killed and woman seriously injured in flat above Tottenham pub

Published 03/02/2016

Police launched a murder inquiry
Police launched a murder inquiry

A murder investigation is under way at a north London pub after an incident which also left a woman with life-threatening injuries.

The body of a man, believed to be in his mid 30s, was discovered on Wednesday in a flat above the Bill Nicholson pub on Northumberland Park, Tottenham. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman thought to be her mid 30s was also found at the property with multiple and life-threatening injuries - she is currently in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

One resident who drinks at the Tottenham supporting pub named after the club's former manager, which is close to White Hart Lane, said it only opens on match days, and that there are never any problems as it is a quiet area.

Wishing to remain anonymous, another man told the Press Association: "We are all really shocked. It is a community pub."

The man said he saw the police and emergency services arrive at the premises at around 11.45am.

And believes the couple who live at the back of the property are Eastern European, saying their relationship was "troubled," as they were "always arguing".

"Someone that lives there said the man suffered many stab wounds and the lady had her throat cut," he added.

Delivery driver Dogan Karkas added: "I've heard someone got stabbed and has been there for a few days."

It is understood Celebrity Big Brother star Danniella Westbrook works at the pub on match days - pulling pints and collecting glasses.

Police were called to the scene at around 11.30am by the London Ambulance Service to reports of two injured individuals.

The identities of the man and woman are still unknown. A post-mortem examination for the man is yet to take place.

No arrests have been made and enquires are still ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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