The 22-year old victim of a stabbing in Northumberland Park, Tottenham, has been named locally as Lukey Maxwell, a friend of rapper Chip – formerly known as Chipmunk.
Maxwell was found collapsed on the street shortly after midnight on Friday (5 June). Officers have arrested three men – aged 36, 40 and 55 – and two women – aged 42 and 47 – on suspicion of murder, and detained them at a north London police station.
Tributes to the aspiring musician have poured in from across Tottenham, where he was a well-known face. London rapper Chip, whose real name is Jahmaal Fyffe, has led messages of condolence.
"Can't sleep or think straight. This one doesn't seem real. Never imagined seeing the Triplets without Lukey," he tweeted.
He later tweeted: "Praying for their loved one's strength. RIP Lukey man. He always vouched for me."
Another Twitter user, Malachi, tweeted: "You know that's a clean hearted man when the whole of Tottenham and more are sending condolences. Rest up Lukey."
The Met Police, which is yet to formally identify Maxwell, arrested the five suspects after it answered calls on 5 June to reports of a man injured at Northumberland Park.
Police treated the victim until the arrival of the paramedics from the London Ambulance Service but despite their efforts, and those of the London Air Ambulance, medics were unable to revive the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.