Two men charged with murder more than year after fatal stabbing of Steven Brown in north London

Two men have been charged with murder more than a year after an investigation was launched into a fatal stabbing of a man in north London.

Steven Brown, 47, was knifed in the heart outside a builder’s merchants in Mathias Road, Stoke Newington, on April 17. He died at the scene.

Scotland Yard said Alican Cetinkaya, 24, of Culross Close, Tottenham, and Reece Lucey, 23, of Grosvenor Avenue, Islington, were charged with murder on Monday.

Cetinkaya has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, while Lucey has been charged with throwing a corrosive fluid with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The pair are due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

In April last year police said they had arrested 12 people in relation to the stabbing, with all being released under investigation or bailed at the time.

A post-mortem examination held at Poplar Mortuary gave Mr Brown’s cause of death as a stab wound to the heart and haemorrhage.