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Edmonton murder victim identified by police

Christopher John Barry Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption Christopher John Barry was followed into his block and stabbed, police said

A man whose murder led to the arrest of five boys aged between 13 and 14 has been formally identified as Christopher John Barry.

The 53-year-old, who was known as Jack, lived in The Broadway in Edmonton, north London, where he was killed at about 19:50 GMT on Sunday, said police.

Officers suspect there was a "verbal altercation" between the him and a group who wanted access to his block.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

A 13-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday remains in custody at an east London police station.

Another 13-year-old and three 14-year-olds arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed to return in late January, said police.

Image caption The police said there was a party taking place which some boys wanted to gain entry to

Police said Mr Barry - who was with a woman - continued into Brickland Court but was followed by two males and then stabbed.

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