Jonathan McPhillips murder: Two more arrests after father-of-two stabbed to death in Islington

Tom Powell
Stabbed to death: Jonathan McPhillips, 28: Met Police

Two more people have been arrested following the murder of father-of-two 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 28-year-old 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”.

Forensics: the scene in Upper Street

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of his murder on 4 March, but police today revealed two further people have been arrested in connection with the crime.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 45-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both were being kept in custody.

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

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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