A father was stabbed to death on his way to work a night shift just 15 minutes after leaving his newborn baby at home. A murder investigation has been launched after the 24-year-old man was found with stab injuries inside a silver VW Polo in north-west London on Saturday night.
Police were called to the scene in Parson Street, Hendon, just after 9pm after reports the vehicle had crashed into another parked car. Detectives believe the victim, from Edgware, was attacked in a nearby car park minutes before the collision.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge said: ‘The victim was arriving at the car park, in order to travel to work for a night shift. ‘He had just left his girlfriend and newborn baby at home in Edgware 15 minutes earlier.’
The victim, who has not been named by police, was taken to hospital but later died. His family have been told. No arrests have been made and the Metropolitan Police are appealing for witnesses.
DCI Partridge said: ‘We believe the victim was parked up in the silver VW Polo in the car park in Stratford Road, off Bell Lane, minutes before the collision took place in Parson Street. We believe he was attacked in the car park. ‘It is likely that a number of witnesses in the Belle Vue Estate may have witnessed the attack. ‘I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident, or who knows anything about what happened, to make contact with my officers, all calls will be treated in the strictest confidence.’ Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call police on 101 quoting ref 7686/Feb29.