Jonathan McPhillips murder: Man arrested after father-of-two stabbed to death in Islington

Francesca Gillett
Stabbed to death: Jonathan McPhillips, 28: Met Police

A man in his 20s has been arrested following the murder of father Jonathan McPhillips in north London.

Mr McPhillips was seriously stabbed and collapsed outside cocktail bar Be At One on Islington’s Upper Street in the early hours of Saturday, February 25.

The father-of-two, known as JJ, was rushed to a hospital in east London but died three days later surrounded by his family.

He was described by his close friend as “one of the most honest and genuine people you will ever meet”.

Stab victim: Jonathan McPhillips, pictured with his mother Michelle

On Thursday police revealed they have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of his murder. He has been bailed until a date in mid-April.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the murder, as well as another stabbing which also happened on Upper Street on the same night.

Forensics: The police cordon on Upper Street.

After police were called at 12.40am to the attack on Mr McPhillips, officers discovered a 17-year-old boy had also been knifed.

He was taken to an east London hospital and has since been discharged.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3775, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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