Hero partygoers tackle murder suspect after man, 29, stabbed to death near funfair bouncy castle

Hero partygoers tackle murder suspect after man, 29, stabbed to death near funfair bouncy castle

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HERO birthday party guests tackled and detained a murder suspect after a man was stabbed to death in a funfair bloodbath.

The 29-year-old was knifed after a brawl broke out close to a 30th birthday bash at the Old Edmontonians FC clubhouse in North London.

A murder probe has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Edmonton
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A group of bystanders then rushed over to the 40-year-old suspect down and sat on him in a nearby field until cops arrived.

He has been arrested in connection with the horror at around 8pm last night and is currently in hospital.

The victim – the 107th person murdered in London this year – was declared dead at the scene.

Pictures from the scene today show a police cordon in place around a deflated bouncy castle.

GUESTS ‘SAT ON SUSPECT’

A 60-year-old manager said a man came running over towards the guests from a nearby playing field and “called for help” before collapsing on the ground.

He added: “When I came to the door (of the club house) there was just a group of people around him (the victim).

“The woman from the bouncy castle was giving him chest compressions.

“The victim must have come over to us because he saw safety in numbers. He was on the floor then I saw him.”

The manager said the suspect then appeared to be “goading” guests, adding: “He didn’t run, he just stood still. They somehow got him on the floor and sat on him until police came.”

A murder probe has been launched but cops are not looking for anyone else in connection with the fatal stabbing.

DCI Paul Considine from Specialist Crime said: “A man was fatally stabbed following an altercation.

“I need all those present to call police with information about what they saw take place.

“We are in the process of gathering witness statements and reviewing local CCTV footage. A crime scene remains in place and specialist forensics team are working on this case. The incident is not thought to be connected to the event or the football club.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last month he was determined to tackle rising levels of knife crime amid the impression of a growing “culture of insolence” among “thugs” who believed they could act with impunity.

Mr Johnson pledged to extend police stop and search powers and also said the government would be investing £2.5 billion in creating 10,000 new prison places.


Last year was London’s bloodiest in 10 years as the death toll reached 135, and if the current trend continues this year it could beat that harrowing number.

The knife crime epidemic has become so huge some schools will be forced to install knife arches, and teachers are constantly on the watch for dangerous blades.

Hospitals in the capital treat 21 people a day for knife wounds and other injuries from assault, official figures showed earlier this year.

A forensic tent has been put up by a deflated bouncy castle
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Police have launched a murder investigation
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