Victim of Christmas Day stabbing named as man charged with murder

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime Command are continuing to investigate.

Victim of Christmas Day stabbing named as man charged with Islington murder iStock

Police have named the victim of a stabbing on Christmas Day and charged a man with his murder.

Amar Nafazy, 55, of Holloway Road, Islington, will appear in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday accused of killing 54-year-old Claudius Francis.

Officers were called on Sunday to an address on the same road after receiving a report that raised concerns about the welfare of a man inside.

The Metropolitan Police said first aid was given to Mr Francis but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination confirmed he died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Nafazy was arrested and on Monday charged with Mr Francis’s murder.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are continuing to investigate.