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Murder investigation launched following death of man believed to be a London private hire driver

Jarrow Road image credit: Google Maps 2021

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man believed to be a private hire driver in north London.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to Jarrow Road, Haringay at 7.21pm on Wednesday 17 February after concerns were raised about an injured man who was unresponsive inside a vehicle at the location.

Officers attended with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was found with an injury consistent with having been stabbed.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 8pm. His next of kin has been informed.

Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime have been informed and are leading the investigation and a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

There have been no arrests.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who noticed anything unusual in the area around Jarrow Road on 17 February, or who knows anything about this incident.

Anyone with information should call 101 providing the reference CAD6202/17FEB.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.

According to private hire driver representatives, the man who died is believed to be a licensed private hire driver.

The App Drivers and Couriers Union (ADCU) said via social media: “We are extremely saddened and disturbed to learn of the murder of a private hire driver in London last night.

“We have long warned Transport for London Taxi and Private Hire & Metropolitan Police Roads and Transport Police Command about the unacceptable level of assault and abuse of drivers and failure of licensed operators to act.

“We now need root and branch reform”

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