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London police identify accused, victim in fatal stabbing

Adriano Simoes, 22, of London has been charged with first-degree murder in relation to the stabbing. Matthew Trevithick / Global News

London police have identified the man charged in connection with a fatal stabbing that took place on Saturday as well as the victim.

Police say officers responded to reports of a stabbing at a residence on Hamilton Road near Rectory Street at around 12:10 a.m.

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Upon arrival, police say officers found a man suffering from serious stab wounds. He was then transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have since identified the victim as Jordan Melo, 21, of London.

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Adriano Simoes, 22, of London has been charged with first-degree murder in relation to the stabbing.

The accused made a video court appearance on Saturday afternoon. He remains in custody pending his next appearance.

An investigation is ongoing, and anyone with relevant information is urged to contact police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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