In a significant development in a long-standing murder case from 1984, detectives have apprehended a suspect following a renewed call for information.
The case revolves around the tragic death of 45-year-old Anthony Littler, who resided on Leslie Road, N2. Littler’s life was brutally cut short after he departed from East Finchley Tube Station around 00:15 on 1 May 1984. He was discovered with severe head injuries in an alley near East End Road, just behind the station, and was declared deceased at the scene.
The murder, believed to be a random act of violence, remained unsolved for years despite thorough investigations, leaving the motive a mystery.
However, on 10 December, a significant lead emerged when police detained a 58-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the murder. The suspect has been released on bail until January, pending further investigation.
Authorities continue to seek additional information and encourage public cooperation.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, leading the inquiry, expressed gratitude for the public’s assistance following their latest appeal but emphasized the need for more witnesses to come forward to shed light on the circumstances leading to Littler’s tragic demise.
The police urge anyone with relevant information to contact them at 020 8358 0100 or to report anonymously through Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.