A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing in Haringey. Barış Küçük was stabbed in the leg in the early hours of Saturday, 1 June, and sadly died of his injuries in hospital two days later.
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to attend the scene at just after 3am at Seven Sisters Road, near the junction with Vartry Road in Stamford Hill. Mr Küçük was taken to the Royal London Hospital.
It is thought an artery in his thigh was severed when he was knifed. Mr Küçük went into a coma due to the loss of blood. Despite the hospital’s best efforts, he lost his fight for life on Monday afternoon.
Mr Küçük was making his way home after dropping off his girlfriend and appears to have been targeted by a thug trying to steal his mobile phone.
The 33-year-old from Hackney is the son of Makbule and Bayram Küçük, who have two other children. Originally from Sivas and of Kurdish origin, the family moved to the UK in 1992. They run a coffee shop in Manor House, Haringey.
His sister Hatice, 37, told the Evening Standard: “It was just a normal evening. He had worked in the coffee shop, went to the gym and had a shower. He went out as usual, but he never came back.
“We will not stop until we get justice. My brother was a good, kind man. He was loving and caring and always laughing and warm.
“He would have stood up for himself, he wouldn’t have just given up his phone, but he never would have tackled someone if he knew they had a knife.”
Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command continue to investigate.
On Monday, 3 June, a 17-year-old youth was arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in Seven Sisters Road, N4. He has been taken to an East London police station where he is currently detained.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information about Barış Küçük’s murder is asked to call detectives on 0208 358 0100 or contact via Twitter @MetCC, quoting CAD 1360/1JUN.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
Mr Küçük’s killing takes the number of murder investigations opened by the Met this year to 53 and he is at least the 30th person to have been stabbed to death.
If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.