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Tony Eastlake, was stabbed to death in broad daylight by his stall in Islington.
James Peppiatt, 21, today appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court charged with murder.
The defendant winked and smiled at his family as they supported him from the public gallery.
Another tragic stabbing in London. A once great city feels like it’s gone to the dogs, as politicians pander to the thugs 😞
— Martin Daubney (@MartinDaubney) May 30, 2021
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Tony Eastlake was 55-years-old.
A man, understood to be Peppiatt’s father, also shouted “stay strong, boy” at the end of the short hearing. Peppiatt was remanded in custody to next appear at the Old Bailey on June 7.
It came as police arrested a 48-year-old woman on suspicion of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. She was bailed to return to a police station in North London on a date in mid-June.
Detective chief inspector Vicky Tunstall, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a significant development and our dedicated team of officers continue to work to bring justice to the victim.
Information and witnesses
“I continue to appeal for any information and witnesses to the incident, in particular a number of cyclists and a scooter passing through Ecclesborne Road at the time of the attack.
Tony, known fondly as the “flower man of Islington”, died from a knife wound after the attack on Essex Road just before 5.30pm on Saturday.
A vigil to remember the “loved and respected man” was held on Monday. His heartbroken daughter Paige paid tribute to her “best friend” at the emotional event.
She said: “It was not only my dad, it was my twin, it was my best friend and this is what’s going to get me through this — all of you here today.
The popular flower seller had manned the stall next to Essex Road Station for 39 years, since he was 14. In a statement his family said: “Our hearts are broken forever at the loss of such a very special man.