Five teenagers were arrested for stabbing to death a Cork construction worker outside his Edmonton home on Sunday, and one remains in police custody.
Jack Barry, 52, is believed to have been involved in a verbal altercation with a group of males, believed aged in their mid-teens, as he attempted to gain entry into the block.
The victim – who was with a woman – continued into the block but was followed by two of the males. He was then stabbed. The teenagers are all aged 13 and 14.
Detective Chief Inspector Neale Baldock of the Homicide and Major Crime Command leads the investigation. He said:
“Our initial enquiries have established that there was a supervised party taking place at another address within the block and the group of males were trying to gain access to this.
“The victim and this group were not known to each other – what started as a minor verbal altercation has escalated into a shocking act of violence.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 345 1570 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.