Man found deceased in bin in Islington identified

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Islington have named him as Erik San-Filippo.

Police were called to Tollington Road, Islington, shortly before 4pm on Saturday, 11 May to reports of a man’s body found in a wheelie bin.

Formal identification has been carried out and confirmed the deceased as 23-year-old Erik San-Filippo, an Italian national.

Next of kin have been notified.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out; this proved inconclusive and we await further tests.

At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are being led by the Met’s Central North Command.

A 52-year-old man was arrested on Sunday, 12 May on suspicion of murder and has been bailed to return on a date in mid-June.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling CID on 07827872423 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.