Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Kensal Green have named the victim as Michael Morris Owens

Screenshot 2020 11 27 at 04.51.46


Although formal identification awaits, detectives are satisfied that the victim is 62-year-old Michael Morris Owens who was from Brent.

Police were called at 2pm on Sunday, 22 November to St Mary’s Cemetery Harrow Road, Kensal Green to reports of a stabbing.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended and found Mr Morris suffering from stab injuries. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cornelius Tully, 50  of High Street, Brent, was charged with murder on Monday, 23 November. He appeared in custody at Harlesden Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 24 November.

He was remanded in custody and appears at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 26 November.

Anyone who has information, video or images that could help police is asked to call the incident room on 020 8785 8244. Or call 101, ref CAD 3685/22 Nov.

If you have any information about knife crime, please contact police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 – your anonymity is guaranteed. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use. Alternatively, visit their website

No detail you might have is too small – every bit of information helps towards the fight against knife crime in London.

It can feel like a hard call, but it could save a life.

If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free and Fearless.