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Wembley stabbing victim Arron Payne 'had his whole life to look forward to'
Detectives investigating the stabbing to death of a man in the street two weeks ago have appealed for his friends to come forward with “valuable information”.
Officers believe that those who knew 26-year-old Arron Payne, who was attacked outside a health centre in Chalkhill Road, Wembley, just before 7pm on September 5, hold key information that could help find his killer.
They also want to speak to a woman with a pushchair who was seen in the area at the time who may have seen the murder.
Mr Payne died last Thursday at St Mary’s Hospital after suffering haemorrhaging as a result of the stab wound, and flowers and candles were laid at the scene of his killing.
Dean Gabay, 22, of no fixed abode, appeared at Hendon Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning accused of his murder and was remanded in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Manning, of the Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command, appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
He said: “Even if you did not see the incident itself, you may have witnessed the events leading up to, or immediately after the stabbing.
“What you saw could prove vital in bringing whoever is responsible for this callous attack to justice.
“Arron was a young man with a steady job, from a good family and was in a committed relationship with his girlfriend. He had his whole life to look forward to.”
Detectives are visiting the scene of the murder between 6-9pm tomorrow to speak to members of the public to try and gather evidence.
Two other men, aged 21 and 22, have been bailed to return to a north London police station in November over the incident.