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Tony Eastlake was stabbed to death in Islington on Saturday afternoon.
A 21-year-old man has today been charged with the murder of popular florist Tony Eastlake, who was stabbed to death just yards from his stall in north London over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Tony Eastlake, 55, died at the scene after he was stabbed on Essex Road in Islington on Saturday afternoon.
James Peppiatt, of Elmore Street, Islington, has been charged with murder.
The 21-year-old is due to appear in Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police said.
How old was Tony Eastlake?
He was 55 year old.
Scotland Yard said James Peppiatt of Canonbury has been charged with murder and has been placed on remand to appear in Highbury Corner Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Loud applause broke out at a vigil held in his honor on Monday attended by friends, family and loved ones, as his daughter Paige Eastlake called the flower seller ‘my twin’ and ‘my best friend’.
Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall, who is leading the Metropolitan Police investigation, has asked anyone with information to come forward and review the CCTV or dash cam footage.
She said: ‘I hope this brings some reassurance to the community after what was an incredibly traumatic and disturbing incident that has cost the life of a well-loved and respected man.
A 21-year-old man was charged today with the murder of flower seller Tony Eastlake, who was stabbed to death just yards from his North London stall over the holiday weekend.
Tributes at a vigil for Tony Eastlake at his post at Essex Road station in London organized by the Islington Community Group
Tony Eastlake’s daughter, Paige Eastlake, with her partner Lisa Maggs at a vigil at her stall.
Tony Eastlake’s daughter Paige at a vigil at his post at Essex Road Station hosted by the Islington Community Group
The 55-year-old, whose loved ones applauded in his honor at a vigil earlier this week, was attacked on Essex Road, Islington on Saturday around 5.30pm. and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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I can confirm that this attack is not believed to have occurred as a result of a robbery. We continue to appeal to anyone who has seen something to come forward to the police.
“ If you live within this area or were driving, check your CCTV and dash cam footage to see if there is anything that can aid the investigation. No data is insignificant.
Crowds of family, friends, customers, passersby and neighbors had gathered for the vigil at the flower stand near Essex Road station, where he had worked since he was 14 years old.
The applause was led by friend Jody Graber, who told loved ones: ‘This has been a massive trauma for our community. It shouldn’t have happened.
“This is for Tony Eastlake, the most charming man who could sell you a bouquet of flowers.”
She said that Mr. Eastlake was known to everyone in the community, including those who had just passed on the bus, and that he was a good friend.
Amid soft laughs, Mr. Graber recalled that Mr. Eastlake once refused to sell a bouquet of flowers to a customer on Valentine’s Day because she thought the occasion was a “scam.”
Mr. Graber led a chorus of ‘there’s only one Tony Eastlake’ before the crowd launched blue balloons into the warm night sky.
Tony Eastlake’s dog Ralph, a pug aged 15, at a vigil at his stall at Essex Road Station.
Tony Burke, who lives nearby, said: ‘He was such a lovely man. He wasn’t just the flower man from Islington, he was a friend. I will miss him terribly.
He wouldn’t let me pay for my father’s funeral flowers. I had to force him to take the money. He worked in that position for 40 years. He always had a smile for everyone. ‘
In a statement, his family said: ‘Our hearts are forever broken over the loss of such a special man.
‘A man who was loved by everyone in the Islington community, who is remembered as kind, caring and always laughing, but most importantly a father who leaves a devastated family, Lisa, Pauline and their only daughter and best friend Paige, who adored.
Tony had worked at the flower stand on Essex Road since he was 14 and was there rain or shine, a smiling and friendly face to many of us.
‘There have already been hundreds of messages of support for him from everyone who knew and loved him over the years.