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Man killed at halal butchers in Wood Green

A man in his 20s has been murdered in a dispute at a butchers in north London.

Police said they were called to Halal Food Direct on The Broadway, Wood Green, at about 15:15 BST following reports of an attack.

Paramedics treated the victim but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was an employee at the business.

No arrests have been made but a murder inquiry has begun. The A105 High Road has been shut in both directions.

An eyewitness, a security guard in the local Morrisons supermarket, described a member of the public trying to save the man moments after the attack.

He said he knew it was a serious injury as there was a lot of blood.

The security guard said the dead man was well known locally, and did not seem like the type of person to get in trouble.

Police forensic teams are still at work in the butchers.

Det Ch Insp Steven Lawrence said: "At this early stage it appears there was a dispute in the shop which resulted in the victim being stabbed.

"The male suspect then made off from the premises on foot.

"This incident occurred in a busy area in the middle of the afternoon, and we need to hear from any witnesses who have not yet come forward."

A BBC reporter on the scene said the mood was one of shock, with many people asking how such a thing could have happened.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place shortly.

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