Two men arrested for Stoke Newington murder

Men arrested for murder Pic: Metropolitan Police

Men arrested for murder Pic: Metropolitan Police

Two Hackney men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 22-year-old in Stoke Newington on Monday night.

The Metropolitan Police said that two men, aged 19 and 22, were arrested this morning in relation to the murder of Antonio Rodney-Cole.

Both men are being held at separate east London police stations.

Rodney-Cole, of Colvestone Crescent in Dalston, was stabbed in nearby Oldfield Road around 11:30pm on Monday.

He was able to get in his car to leave the scene but later pulled over in Marton Road, where police and paramedics arrived to treat him.

Rodney-Cole was taken to an east London hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A post-mortem revealed the cause of death to be a stab wound to the leg.

According to police, Rodney-Cole was talking to two men in Oldfield Road before the stabbing.

Police are still appealing for information. Any witnesses or anyone with information should call the Incident Room on 020 8358 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Rodney-Cole became the first of two men to die from a stabbing in London in 24 hours.

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