Police still searching for man linked with Hendon murder


Police are still trying to trace a man in connection with the murder of a Hendon father in daylight at the start of this month.

Detectives would like to speak with 21-year-old Stephen Lansana, of Canning Town, following the murder of 38-year-old Zydrunas Laurinavicius on Thursday, 3 July

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Hendon on 020 8358 0200, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Lansana should not be approached and if seen, members of the public are advised to call 999.

Detective Inspector Mark Lawson, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “I would like to speak with anyone who has seen Stephen Lansana over the past three weeks. It is urgent that we find him and any piece of information, however small, could be the lead we require to find him.”

A reward of up to £20,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Zydrunas Laurinavicius.

Police were called to Parson Street at the junction of Brent Street, NW4 at 16:45hrs on Thursday, 3 July, following reports of an injured man.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and discovered Mr Laurinavicius suffering from a stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination held the following day gave cause of death as stab wounds to the chest.

Four men have previously been charged with the murder. Three other people – a man and two teenage girls – who were arrested during the investigation have been bailed until September.

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