Man, 44, dies after being stabbed in the heart near Tube station

 (Met Police)
(Met Police)

A man has died after being stabbed in the heart near a north London Tube station.

Stefan Stelian Moraru, 44, died following an assault on Chandos Avenue, near Totteridge & Whetstone Tube station.

Police officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found the Romanian national at the scene in Barnet at roughly 6am on Monday.

Mr Moraru’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination on Tuesday established a cause of death as single stab wound to the heart.

Homicide detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime are leading the investigation.

There have been no arrests, Scotland Yard said.

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 on Sunday, March 19 at approximately 10.30pm.

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“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 is asked to call police via 101, quoting CAD968/20Mar, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.