Man, 44, killed by ‘single stab wound to the heart’ after ‘disturbance’

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  • March 21, 2023
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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was killed by a single stab wound to the heart.

Stefan Stelian Moraru, a Romanian national, was attacked in Chandos Avenue in Barnet, London.

Detectives say a ‘disturbance or altercation’ had taken place in the area before the suspected assault.

Mr Moraru was pronounced death at the scene shortly after 6am on Monday, March 20.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post mortem held on Tuesday, March 21 established a cause of death as single stab wound to the heart.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, of the Metropolitan Police, said: ‘I would like to appeal to any witnesses who were in the area of Chandos Avenue and Whetstone High Street, N20 on Sunday, 19 March at approximately 10.30pm.

‘Our enquiries suggest there was a disturbance or altercation on Chandos Avenue at or about this time and we are seeking any witnesses to this.

‘I am particularly interested in anyone who may have had a dashcam when travelling through either of these roads at the time.’

Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime are leading the investigation. At this stage, there have been no arrests.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD968/20Mar, or call Crimestoppers, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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