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Man arrested in connection with unsolved 1984 murder near Tube station

An appeal poster outside East Finchley Underground station in north London
An appeal poster outside East Finchley Underground station in north London - Jamel Smith/PA Wire

A 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the 1984 murder of Anthony Littler in East Finchley.

Mr Littler was found with head injuries in an alleyway known as The Causeway, near East Finchley Tube station, north London, at 12.15am on May 1 1984.

Mr Littler, an executive officer at Customs and Excise, was single and lived a short distance from the station.

Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Police launched an appeal for information surrounding his death.

On Sunday, a man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been bailed until January pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, who is leading the investigation, said: “This arrest comes just four days after our latest appeal, and I would like to thank everyone who has already come forward with information.

“However, we still need to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the events leading up to Anthony’s murder.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 020 8358 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.