Five arrested after man stabbed to death in park in Wembley


ive men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man who was fatally stabbed in the arm in a north west London park.

Milton Hurlington was attacked in King Edward VII Park, Wembley, at roughly 9.50pm last Monday.

He staggered to the Dene where paramedics battled to save his life but he died at the scene.

Five people, all men and aged in their late teens to early twenties, were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder. Scotland Yard says they all remain in custody.

A post-mortem examination has established cause of death as blood loss following a stab wound to the arm.

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DCI Linda Bradley is continuing a public appeal for information as her team carry out the investigation.

She said: “First and foremost, my thoughts continue to be with Milton’s family and friends at what is an incredibly difficult time. Specialist support is being given by my team.

“We believe Milton was attacked in King Edward VII Park and then made his way to The Dene, where residents discovered him and called the emergency services.

“These recent arrests are an important development but I remain keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything out of the ordinary in the park and surrounding areas on Monday 17 July between 6pm and 10:45pm to come forward.

“Please do not hesitate to get in touch, no matter how insignificant you may think your information to be- it could be the key to our investigation.”

A £20,000 reward is being offered by the independent charity Crimestoppers as detectives return to the scene to appeal for information.

DCI Bradley, added: “We continue to appeal to anyone who was in the park between 6pm and 10.45pm on Monday, 17 July and may have seen events which culminated in Milton’s murder to come forward and speak to us. “The charity Crimestoppers, is offering a significant reward of up to £20,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Milton’s murder – to be eligible for that reward you need to contact them. Crimestoppers is independent from the police; you can provide information anonymously via 0800 555 111 or through their website.”

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed of the death as officers had been in contact earlier in the day with Mr Hurlington.

Two men and a woman were arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and later released on bail to return at a future date.

Anyone with any information that could help the investigation should call police on 101 and give reference 8258/17JUL23.

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