Police release photo of Russian killed in Highgate

A PICTURE of the Russian man who died from knife wounds in Highgate earlier this month has been released by police

A PICTURE of the Russian man who died from knife wounds in Highgate earlier this month has been released by police.

Highgate was left in shock after Timur Gosov, 26, died when he suffered wounds to the chest and back near Highgate tube station in Shepherd's Hill just after 11.30pm.

Another man was also injured and taken to the Whittington Hospital in a car by a friend. He was later discharged after treatment.

"We are keen to trace anyone who may have seen a group of Eastern European males acting suspiciously in the Shepherd's Hill area," said Detective Chief Inspector Peter Lansdown.

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"It was polling day and we are certain there would have been many more people around than usual. Someone must have seen what triggered this incident."

Stanhope Road resident Penny Stretton saw the aftermath as she walked home from Highgate tube station.

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"I came around the corner onto Shepherd's Hill and saw a gang of blokes," said the 26-year-old.

"I thought the guy on the floor was drunk at first but when I got closer I could see he had blood on his top. There were three guys crowded round him and one had his top off - I think they were using it to try to stem the blood.

"The men were all shouting at each other but I couldn't understand what they were saying."

Russian national Mubarak Suleymanov, 28, from Kingsthorpe Close in Nottingham, and Chechnyan Adam Terlo, 31, from Everest Court in Leicester, appeared in separate magistrates courts last week charged with the murder of Mr Gosov.

They are expected to appear at the Old Bailey in August. Four other men were also arrested but have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information about the incident should call police on 020-8358 0200.

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