A man in his 20s has been arrested after a man in his 50s was stabbed to death in North London last night. 

Police were called to City Slots arcade on Camden High Street shortly after 10pm yesterday after receiving reports about the stabbing. 

It was the 72nd murder of the year in London so far – and the 15th in July.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a man, aged in his 50s, suffering serious injuries.  

Forensics teams comb the crimescene for clues on Wednesday morning in Camden

Forensics teams comb the crimescene for clues on Wednesday morning in Camden

Police officers joined forensic teams at the scene to piece together clues from the stabbing

Police officers joined forensic teams at the scene to piece together clues from the stabbing

‘Despite efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

‘One man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.’ 

Witness Joshua Lyons, 19, said staff at the casino held the suspect until police arrived.  

A man was stabbed to death last night at the City Slots arcade on Camden High Street

A man was stabbed to death last night at the City Slots arcade on Camden High Street 

Mr Lyons, 19, said staff at the arcade held the suspect until the police arrived at the scene

Mr Lyons, 19, said staff at the arcade held the suspect until the police arrived at the scene 

Police confirmed they arrested a man at the scene who was taken into custody for questioning

Police confirmed they arrested a man at the scene who was taken into custody for questioning

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information on the attack

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information on the attack

LONDON MURDERS 2020

Where the 72 murders across the capital this year have happened

Police said an investigation is underway to determine the ‘full circumstances’ of the incident, with officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime North looking into what happened.

Police cordoned off a section of Camden High Street around the crime scene so forensic experts could secure evidence from the area. 

Anyone who witnessed last night’s stabbing is asked to call 101 citing reference 7949/28Jul, or contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.  

WHERE THE 72 MURDERS IN LONDON DURING 2020 HAVE BEEN COMMITTED
# NAME AGE DATE INCIDENT TIME STREET LOCATION
1 William Algar 53 Jan-03 4.57pm Nowell Road Barnes
2 Takieddine Boudhane 30 Jan-03 6.50pm Charteris Road Finsbury Park
3 Krasimir Kartikov 60 Jan-13 8.50am Whitehorse Road Croydon
4 Harinder Kumar 22 Jan-19 7.38pm Elmstead Road Seven Kings
5 Narinder Singh 26 Jan-19 7.38pm Elmstead Road Seven Kings
6 Baljit Singh 34 Jan-19 7.38pm Elmstead Road Seven Kings
7 Tahereh Pirali-Dashti 40 Jan-20 11.50am Henlys Corner Barnet
8 Beverley Denahy 61 Jan-22 11.35pm Waverley Avenue Chingford
9 Unnamed man 60s Jan-24 11.29pm Mount Pleasant Lane Clapton
10 Louis Johnson 16 Jan-27 4.45pm East Croydon station Croydon
11 Eraj Seifi 46 Jan-29 2.44pm Bravington Road Queens Park
12 Unnamed man 33 Feb-12 3.20pm High Road North Finchley
13 James Dowdell 54 Feb-17 6.50pm St Marks Grove Chelsea
14 Sundeep Ghuman 36 Feb-18 8.00pm HMP Belmarsh Thamesmead
15 Lennox Nigel Alcendor 42 Feb-21 6.45am Anson Road Cricklewood
16 Li-Qing Wang 35 Feb-25 11.52am Magnolia Close Waltham Forest
17 Tyler Roye 24 Feb-26 0.15am Stroud Green Way Croydon
18 Archie Beston 19 Feb-29 3.40am Wood Street Kingston
19 Asante Campbell 24 Feb-29 9.00pm Parson Street Hendon
20 David Siirak 27 Mar-01 5.10pm Pield Heath Road Hillingdon
21 Shanur Ahmed 16 Mar-03 8.38am Atlantis Avenue Newham
22 Ricardo Fuller 24 Mar-07 5.05am Ilford High Road Ilford
23 Vanita Nowell 68 Mar-08 6.30am Blakes Road Southwark
24 Damani Mauge 17 Mar-08 8.30pm Whitehorse Lane Croydon
25 Cameron Murfitt 18 Mar-15 3.30pm Woolwich Common Greenwich
26 Tracey Kidd 57 Mar-17 4.45pm Charnwood Street Hackney
27 Shadika Mohsin Patel 40 Mar-19 12.45am Barking Road Newham
28 Abdullahi Mahmoud 29 Mar-19 4.35pm Hertford Road Enfield
29 Stefan Melnyk 54 Mar-22 12.50pm Salisbury Street Acton
30 Kelly Stewart 41 Mar-26 3.09pm Barking Road Barking
31 Tomas Macionis 35 Mar-31 10.55pm Alexandra Road Walthamstow
32 Sonia Teresa Burton Calvi 56 Apr-01 4.00pm Dorset Road Stockwell
33 Edgar Aguilera Daza 59 Apr-01 4.00pm Dorset Road Stockwell
34 Maryan Ismail 57 Apr-06 6.04pm Plevna Road Edmonton
35 Ralph Gibson 42 Apr-15 5.35pm Huntingfield Road Putney
36 Denise Michelle Keane-Barnett-Simmons 26 Apr-16 2.15am Alric Avenue Brent
37 Mark Baker 62 Apr-19 11.57pm Peacock Close Walthamstow
38 Jay John 27 Apr-25 12.25pm Trinity Close Hackney
39 Baljit Singh 37 Apr-25 10.56pm Station Road Hayes
40 Pavinya Nithiyakumar 1 Apr-26 5.30pm Aldborough Road North Ilford
41 Nigish Nithiyakumar 3 Apr-26 5.30pm Aldborough Road North Ilford
42 David Gomoh 24 Apr-26 10.25pm Freemasons Road Newham
43 Anthony Rooks 79 May-04 7.20pm Dalmeny Road Holloway
44 Yonas Haile 32 May-05 7.50pm Fulham Palace Road Hammersmith
45 Francois Kablan 19 May-13 5.28pm Great Dover Street Southwark
46 Jemal Ebrahim 23 May-13 8.13pm Russell Road Haringey
47 Chad Gordon 27 May-18 8.22pm Wiltshire Gardens Haringey
48 Oluwamayowa Adeymi 21 Jun-05 11.30pm Brackenfield Close Hackney
49 Nicole Smallman 27 Jun-07 1.08pm Slough Lane Wembley
50 Bibaa Henry 46 Jun-07 1.08pm Slough Lane Wembley
51 Alexander Kareem 20 Jun-08 0.40am Askew Road Shepherd’s Bush
52 Dawn Bennett 58 Jun-10 9.00pm Lewisham Way Lewisham
53 Mihai Gae 48 Jun-13 11.58pm Waldegrave Road Hornsey
54 Kyle Kelson 25 Jun-19 1.12am Brocks Drive North Cheam
55 Wayne Hoskyns 41 Jun-19 4.18pm The Parade Bexley
56 Steve Morrison 30 Jun-23 8.00pm Epping Road Epping
57 Sayagi Sivanantham 5 Jun-30 4.00pm Monarch Parade Mitcham
58 Imani Allaway-Muir 22 Jul-04 3.20pm Roman Way Islington
59 Khloemae Loy 23 Jul-05 10.02am Bugsby’s Way Greenwich
60 Donnell Rhule 18 Jul-08 6.30pm Seeley Drive Dulwich
61 Muhammed Samir Uddin  19 Jul-10 6.00pm Alexia Square Poplar
62 Jahreau Shepherd 30 Jul-11 10.00pm Black Prince Estate Kennington
63 Dean Edwards  43  Jul-12 2.20am Croydon Road Penge
64  Ahmed Yasin-Ali 18  Jul-15  1.06am  Elmfield Way  Maida Vale 
65  Billy McCullagh 27  Jul-16  3.00am  Windrush Road  Harlesden 
66  Peter Petrou  37  Jul-16  10.24pm  Victoria Road  Kilburn 
67  Skender Ismaili  30  Jul-17  4.45am  Lytton Avenue  Enfield 
68  Glenroy Joseph  60  Jul-20  6.00pm  Elfwine Road  Ealing 
69  Elias Biad 5m   Jul-22 9.51am  Preston Road  Wembley 
70  Stella Frew  38  Jul-24  5.57pm  Tonfield Road  Sutton 
71  Frank Bulbrook 34  Jul-24  8.52pm  Belmont Lane  Chislehurst 
72  Unnamed man  50s  Jul-28  10.09pm  Camden High Street  Camden