Murder investigation launched following death of 19-year-old man in Edgware

The dead man found in Whitchurch Lane has been named as Stefan Valentine Balaban

Stefan Valentine Balaban whose death in Edgware on Friday July 28th has prompted a murder investigation
Stefan Valentine Balaban, who died in Edgware this morning (Credit – Met Police)

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 19-year-old man in Edgware early this morning.

Police were called to Whitchurch Lane shortly after 1am following reports of a man suffering a stab injury. 

The man was treated by ambulance crews but died at the scene. He has yet to be formally identified but has been named as Stefan Valentine Balaban. His family have been informed. 

A post-mortem investigation is due to take place tomorrow and police enquiries are ongoing. 

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, who is leading the investigation, said: “My thoughts are with Stefan’s family as they come to terms with this awful news. We will do everything we can to support them and bring whoever is responsible to justice.

“I also recognise the impact this devastating incident will have on the wider community and local officers will remain in the area over the coming days to respond to any concerns you may have.

“A significant amount of work is taking place to identify any suspect and I am asking anyone who was in the area at the time the incident occurred to contact us immediately.

“I would also like to hear from any drivers who were passing through the area and have dash cam footage to come forward.”

Information can be provided to the incident room by calling 020 8358 0100. Alternatively, call 101 quoting CAD 334/28Jul.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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