Case: Islington stabbing: Jonathan McPhillips
Jonathan McPhillips
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Jonathan McPhillips, 28, was stabbed during a fight between two groups of youths in Islington.

Police were called to Upper Street at around 12.40am on 25 February 2017.

Mr McPhillips,a father-of-two from London, was taken to hospital but died four days later on 1 March.

A post-mortem confirmed the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest.

A 17 year-old man was also stabbed during the incident.

On 8 February 2018 Michael Dyra, 22, (29.12.95) of Hoxton, was charged with murder, grievous bodily harm with intent, violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 6 August 2018.

During previous appeals for information police issued CCTV footage showing youths with knives and Mr McPhillips colliding with a bystander as he tried to escape.

Renewing appeals for information, Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams said: “Jonathan's family have been left completely devastated by the circumstances which led to his death. His two young daughters will now grow up with a devastating loss that has deprived them of the chance to know their father.

“We are releasing this CCTV footage in the hopes that memories will be jogged; there are usually a lot of people in the Upper Street area at the weekend. If you witnessed the altercation on 25 February but did not realise what was happening, or felt too intimidated to contact police afterwards, we urge you to come forward.

"Every piece of information will be treated in confidence, and could prove crucial in helping us bring justice to Jonathan’s family.

“We would also appeal to friends and family of those who have carried out this attack. Somebody knows who did this, and if you have the slightest indication that someone you know may have been involved, I urge you to make the police aware of your concerns.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3775, or to give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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