Unsolved Murders

Seun McMillan

Age: 23

Sex: male

Date: 2 May 2017

Place: Cowper Gardens, Southgate, North London

Seun McMillan was stabbed in the street on 2 May 2017 as he sat on a wall in Cowper Gardens with some friends at about 7.15pm.

He was stabbed within 250 yards of his home.

After being stabbed he walked to Barnet Hospital with a but died later that evening following emergency surgery. His post mortem showed that he died from a single stab wound to the heart.

Six people were arrested in relation to his murder but no one was convicted. They were:

  • 27-year-old man released with no further action (arrested 3 May 2017).
  • 25-year-old man released with no further action (arrested 3 May 2017).
  • 20-year-old man released with no further action (arrested 9 May 2017).
  • 19-year-old woman released with no further action (arrested 6 June 2017 for assisting an offender).
  • 27-year-old man released under investigation (suspicion of conspiracy to murder).
  • 20-year-old was charged with murder but the case was discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service. (arrested 26 August 2017).
  • 24-year-old charged with murder (arrested on 15 February 2022, its not clear if he was any of the previous people arrested).

The 20-year-old man was arrested at Stanstead Airport on 26 August 2017.

The police said that there had been a wall of silence around Seun McMillan's murder, saying, 'There has been a wall of silence. It’s devastating to know that people were there, and witnessed a fatality where somebody died and haven’t come forward. There are people that are not coming forward, and that’s devastating. The killer could be out there on the streets, thinking that they have got away with it, or maybe committing other crimes'.

His mother said, 'There is a wall of silence and no one is talking although we know that there are witnesses'.

The police said that they did not think that Seun McMillan had been in a gang but that they thought that it had been a targeted attack. They said that a number of people pulled up in cars, attacked Seun McMillan, and then drove off.

They said, 'We believe Seun was the victim of a targeted attack by someone who had been tipped off that he was in the area. That means there was a specific element of planning in the events that led to this attack. I need to know who was involved in the chain of events that led to Seun’s death. Seun was sitting with friends on a wall in Cowper Gardens when a number of people arrived at the scene in cars. Seun was stabbed and those involved fled the scene in those cars'.

They also said that they thought that the key to solving his murder lay within the local community.

Seun McMillan was known as Shay and his name, Seun was pronounced Shay-on.

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