Man, 44, killed by ‘single stab wound to the heart’

Stefan Stelian Moraru was pronounced dead on Chandos Avenue (Image: Met Police/Google Images)

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died of a single stab wound to the heart.

Stefan Stelian Moraru, a Romanian national, was attacked on Chandos Avenue in Barnet, London.

Detectives say a “disturbance or altercation” had occurred in the area prior to the alleged assault.

Mr. Moraru was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 6 am on Monday, March 20.

Police named Stefan Stelian Moraru as the victim of the attack (Image: Metropolitan Police)
Police were called to Chandos Avenue at 6am on Monday (Image: Google Maps)

Their relatives have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

An autopsy carried out on Tuesday, March 21, established a single stab wound to the heart as the cause of death.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, of the Metropolitan Police, said: “I would like to appeal to witnesses who were in the area of ​​Chandos Avenue and Whetstone High Street, N20 on Sunday March 19 at approximately 10.30pm. “.

“Our investigations suggest that there was a disturbance or altercation on Chandos Avenue at or around this time and we are looking for witnesses to this.

“I’m particularly interested in anyone who had a dashcam when traveling on any of these roads at the time.”

Special Crime homicide detectives are leading the investigation. At this stage, there have been no arrests.

Anyone with information that may help the police should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD968/20Mar, or call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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