Police seek witnesses after man is stabbed in Barnet

The dead man is believed to be 44-year-old Stefan Moraru reports David Floyd

Stefan Moraru, who is believed to have been stabbed to death in Barnet on Monday (Credit – Met Police)

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Barnet on Monday.

The man, believed to be 44-year-old Romanian national Stefan Stelian Moraru, was found in Chandos Avenue after police were called at 6am following a disturbance. 

Police and ambulance services attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem established the cause of death to be a single stab wound to the heart. The victim’s next of kin have been informed. 

Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime are leading the investigation. 

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John said: “I would like to appeal to any witnesses who were in the area of Chandos Avenue and Whetstone High Street, N20 on Sunday, 19 March at approximately 10.30pm.

“Our enquiries suggest there was a disturbance or altercation on Chandos Avenue at or about this time and we are seeking any witnesses to this.

“I am particularly interested in anyone who may have had a dashcam when travelling through either of these roads at the time.”

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD968/20Mar, or call Crimestoppers, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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