Stoke Newington stabbing victim named was convicted previously of stabbing

Detectives have confirmed the man stabbed on Oldfield Street on Monday morning, is 22 year old Antonio Rodney-Cole of Colverstone Crescent, Dalston.

Rodney-Cole was found slumped at the wheel of his Seat hatchback shortly after 11:30 am, Monday 2 December.

Witnesses from the nearby Fat Cat Cafe have described how an off duty doctor sitting in the cafe, aided him in the few minutes before police and paramedics arrived. They took over and fought to save his life before transporting him to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Other witnesses have claimed the doctor said he was stabbed about five times.

A post-mortem examination held at Poplar Mortuary on Tuesday 3 December, gave cause of death as a stab wound to the leg.

Officers believe he was stabbed in nearby Oldfield Road, but got in his car and left the scene, pulling over in Marton Road inches away from the door of a home.  Police believe  that prior to being stabbed, Rodney-Cole  was talking to two men in Oldfield Road.  They are keen to hear from anyone in or around the area that saw the victim talking to the two men in Oldfield Road.

Forensics go over the car on Marston Road. Image: Nigel Howard

Forensics go over the car on Marston Road. Image: Nigel Howard

It is not known if Rodney-Cole was a current member of a gang or if it was a gang related attack, however he was arrested in September 2010, after ambushing and stabbing a 17 year old member of a rival gang seven times as he sat in a car outside the Lawrence Buildings at the junction with Brooke Road N16.  At the time he was a member of the Smalley Bois gang.

Following his conviction, he was sentenced to 3 years and nine months imprisonment in February 2011, for attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

A friend on Twitter posted a tweet earlier, but refused to make any comments about her friend.

Another tweeted:

At this time Detectives are keeping an open mind but are examining possible links to drugs, or to gangs in Hackney, but have not ruled out other motives.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw the victim talking to the men in Oldfield Road. They are also keen to hear from anyone who was in or around the Oldfield Road and Marton Road area who saw or heard anything that may assist the investigation.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call the Incident Room on 020 8358 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There has been no arrest at present.






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One Response to "Stoke Newington stabbing victim named was convicted previously of stabbing"

  1. You ‘ journalists’ are scum of the earth.

    Comment by Ghosh on 04/12/2013 at 5:47 pm

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