April 25, 2018 4:10 am
Updated: April 26, 2018 11:14 am

London man charged with first degree murder in Grey Street stabbing

London police stationed in front of a residence on Grey Street, the site of a fatal stabbing Tuesday night.

Jake Jeffrey / 980 CFPL
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Police have charged a London man with first degree murder after a 44-year-old London man was stabbed to death on Grey Street, just south of the downtown core.

London police have identified the victim as Roy Joseph Gowdy.

Tony Lynn Huff-Williams, 35, has been charged with first degree murder.

Officers were called to an address on Grey Street around 9:55 p.m. Tuesday night after a 911 call was made reporting a stabbing.

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When police and EMS arrived at the scene they found a man suffering from serious injuries. The victim was taken to hospital but pronounced dead soon after.

Investigators say they aren’t currently looking for any outstanding suspects in relation to the incident.

Police have also charged Huff-Williams with aggravated assault in relation to a separate stabbing that took place at a residence on Simcoe Street around 6:30 p.m. on April 24.

The 25-year-old male victim sustained serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Ted Johnston lives on Grey Street, and says usually the neighbourhood is fairly quiet, but it wasn’t Tuesday night.

“Just saw a whole bunch of cop cars coming, it was late at night and we just saw a a bunch of lights flashing, we didn’t know what was going on.”

Police say a homicide investigation has begun but is in its early stages.

David Lundqvist lives in the area as well, and says security is always at the top of his mind.

“I’m very unnerved, I find it very disturbing that this happens, this neighbourhood can be very difficult to manage.”

Huff-Williams is scheduled to appear in London court on May 2.

Forensic officers were on seen of a fatal stabbing on Grey Street on April 25, 2018.

Jake Jeffrey / 980 CFPL

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