Tuesday, February 27

Lukey Maxwell murder: Rapper Chipmunk leads tributes to friend stabbed to death in Tottenham street



Tributes have been paid to an aspiring young musician who was stabbed to death in the street in north London. Lukey Maxwell, 22 from Tottenham, was stabbed in the back in Northumberland Park, N17, in the early hours of Friday morning, police said.

Mobo Award-winning rapper Chipmunk has paid tribute to his late friend on Twitter. Chipmunk, whose real name is Jahmaal Fyffe, wrote: Can’t sleep or think straight. This one doesn’t seem real.

Friend: number one selling pop star and rapper ChipmunkHe 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.

Maxwell was found collapsed in the street just after midnight on Friday. Police officers tried to revive him before paramedics arrived and took over the life-saving effort. Shortly after he was pronounced dead at the scene. One witness said: It was horrifying, people were screaming and the guy was on the ground.

Scene: police cordon off the area on Northumberland Park on Friday Three men and two women were arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours and are being held at a north London police station. Detectives have also made two further arrests in connection with the investigation.

The Met’s homicide and major crime command is investigating. Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call the incident room on 020 8358 0200 via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via Crimestoppers-uk.org.