Camden News - by PAUL KEILTHY Published: 31 July 2008
Man quizzed over party killing
Police make fourth arrest over fatal stabbing that left victim staggering in street
A FOURTH person was arrested on Tuesday as detectives tightened the net around the Tufnell Park party where Elliot Guy was fatally stabbed. A 41-year-old man was questioned over the stabbing of Mr Guy, 27, at the gathering in Junction Road on Saturday, July 19.
The growing wall of floral and written tributes to Mr Guy outside Acland Burghley School marks the spot in Dartmouth Park Hill where he collapsed after staggering across Junction Road holding a wound to his throat.
Detective Inspector Simon Moring said that the party at 247a Junction Road was still at the heart of the hunt. “It was a warm summer’s evening and some of the party would have been at the back of the flat, on the balcony behind Junction Road,” he said. “We are asking for anybody who was at that party to come forward, or anyone who saw what happened at or after the party.”
Although the flat is accessed from Junction Road, the block’s balconies overlook a car park on the Fulbrook Mews estate.
One resident said: “It was a pretty raucous party, and I heard it all right. “It spilled out on to the car park at the back. There was some shouting, some loud music, but you wouldn’t have thought it was so unusual for a summer’s night, until the police came.”
Mr Guy’s family have been unable to make funeral arrangements while the authorities hold his body due to possible further investigation.
Patrick Koupland, who was Mr Guy’s best friend, said: “He had so many friends in this area and his family want to give him a proper send-off, but it looks as though the funeral will not happen until August.”
All four people arrested so far – a man and a woman, both aged 30, and two men, both aged 41 – are understood to have been at the party. All four have been released on bail.
DI Moring is urging anyone with information to call the incident room on 020 8345 4142 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.