Brent Cross stabbing: Man due in court charged with Joseph Olopo murder

The 21-year-old victim was found suffering a stab wound to the neck close to Brent Cross Station. (P

The 21-year-old victim was found suffering a stab wound to the neck close to Brent Cross Station. (Photo: Met Police) - Credit: Archant

Jason De Sousa, 21, was arrested yesterday and will appear at Hendon Magistrates Court today while a 20-year-old has been bailed until March.

Police were called to Heathfield Gardens at around 7.15pm last Friday, February 17, after reports that a group of men were fighting.

Joseph Olopo, from Colindale, was found close to Brent Cross Station suffering from a stab wound to his neck.

The 21-year-old was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. A post-mortem examination on Sunday February 19 gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the neck.

De Sousa, of no fixed address, was arrested yesterday, February 22, before being charged with Mr Olopo’s murder and will appear in court today.


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A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of violent disorder on February 21 has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in early March.

Previously two other males, aged 20 and 17, were arrested near to the scene on suspicion of affray.

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The 20-year-old was later released on bail until a date in early March.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers, are investigating and appealing for witnesses and information.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 9358 0100 or via Twitter @MetCC

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

Enquiries continue.

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