Man arrested in connection with 1984 murder investigation

Detectives investigating the murder of a 45-year-old man in 1984 have made an arrest following a recent appeal for information

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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following a recent appeal for information about a murder that took place in East Finchley nearly forty years ago.

Anthony Littler, from Leslie Road, N2 was killed after leaving East Finchley Tube Station at around 00:15hrs on 1st May 1984. He was found with significant head injuries in an alleyway close to East End Road, behind the station, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe Anthony was murdered in a random attack but despite an extensive investigation, no one has been charged. The motive for the murder also remains unknown.

On Sunday, 10th December, a 58-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He has since been bailed to a date in January pending further enquiries.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information in connection with their investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, who is leading the investigation, said: “This arrest comes just four days after our latest appeal, and I would like to thank everyone who has already come forward with information. However, we still need to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the events leading up to Anthony’s murder.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 020 8358 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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