Enfield: Second arrest in murder probe as police name man, 66, stabbed to death at flat block

A man and woman were in custody on Monday having been arrested on suspicion of murder (stock photo) (PA Archive)
A man and woman were in custody on Monday having been arrested on suspicion of murder (stock photo) (PA Archive)

A second person has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death at a block of flats in Enfield, north London.

It comes as the victim was named by police as 66-year-old George Eric Rogers.

Police rushed to a flat block in Lockhart Close, Enfield, at roughly 7.20pm on Friday, to reports a man had been found injured in a communal area.

They arrived to find the victim with stab injuries.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he died at the scene.

Met police detectives arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of murder in the early hours of Monday, Scotland Yard has confirmed. He remained in custody on Monday afternoon.

A 30-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday also remained in custody.

While formal identification is yet to take place, detectives said they believe they know the victim’s identity.

“His next of kin has been informed and while formal identification awaits, we can confirm the deceased is George Eric Rogers from Enfield,” said a police spokesperson.

“A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place at Haringey Mortuary on Monday, March 4.”

Scotland Yard said “significant” enquiries - including house-to-house checks and a forensic examination of the scene - were continuing on Monday.

Detective Chief Inspector Laura Nelson, who is leading the investigation, said: "This investigation continues to move at pace with this latest arrest. However, I am still appealing to any witnesses or anyone with information about what happened on Friday evening comes forward to speak to us.

"I am still keen for anyone with a dashboard camera who was driving in Lockhart Close, Derby Road, Lincoln Road, or the surrounding area, to contact us immediately."

Information can be shared directly with the investigation team here.

You can also call the incident room on 020 8358 0300. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.