Reece Williams charged with ‘brutal’ murder of Marcel Campbell in north London

Reece Williams charged with ‘brutal’ murder of Marcel Campbell in north London

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Police have charged a 22-year-old man with murder after a 30-year-old was stabbed to death on a busy street in north London.

In the latest in an increasingly long line of fatal incidents in the capital this year, Marcel Campbell was attacked in broad daylight in Upper Street, Islington, on 21 May.

Officers responded to the “brutal attack” at around 6.30pm, which took the number of people thought to have been killed by gun and knife crime in London this year to 64.

Reece Williams has been charged with the murder of Mr Campbell and will appear at Haringey Magistrates’ Court on bank holiday Monday.

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Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams said: “This was a brutal attack that was carried out on a busy street in broad daylight.

“I am asking anyone who saw the assault or has any information to contact detectives.

“In particular, we would like to hear from anyone who was in the area around this time, who may have filmed any part of the incident on their phones or has dash-cam footage of the incident.

“Your information could be vital in helping us establish the course of events that unfolded during the early evening of the 21 May and what caused a young man to lose his life.”

:: Witnesses or anyone with information should either call the Scotland Yard incident room on 020 8345 3775, dial 101, or tweet @MetCC, quoting reference 5952/21 May.

:: Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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