A father threw himself on top of his son in a desperate bid to shield him from a knife-wielding gang who stabbed him to death in the street.

Luke Fitzpatrick, 25, was murdered after a group of men armed with bats and knives dragged him out of a north London pub on Saturday night.

Friends and relatives of the roofer told today how his father, Bernard, was stabbed several times while trying to protect him from his attackers.

Mr Fitzpatrick’s attackers were described as acting like “a pack of wolves” by storming into the the pub near his home in Dollis Hill.

Police said the killing followed an argument in the pub though some witnesses said it ocurred after a dispute in a shop opposite.

Three people were arrested, including two 17-year-old men who still being questioned in custody today.

The victim’s best friend, Ricci Whiteside, 25, who was with him all evening said: “There was an argument in the shop opposite the pub at half-time. Luke wasn’t anything to do with it, but we all heard that something had gone on.

“A group of black guys arrived at the door of the pub with bats and knives and they were looking for someone who had been outside the shop earlier.

“People were throwing chairs at the door to try and stop them from coming in.

“There was a lot of confusion. They got Luke and dragged him outside. They were pulling him up the road.

“His dad was running after them. But by the time he got to Luke he was already on the floor. Bernie threw himself on top of Luke. He was trying to protect him, but it was too late.”

Tess Fitzpatrick, Bernard Fitzpatrick’s sister, said: “The men who came for Luke were like a pack of wolves. My brother ran after them as they were dragging Luke up the street.

“He covered him with his body, but they had already stabbed Luke all over.”

Ms Fitzpatrick said she had spent yesterday at the bedside of her brother, 56, who is believed to have been stabbed four times. He suffered massive internal injuries after one of the stab wounds punctured his liver.

Last night more than 100 friends and family gathered at the crossroads outside The Ox and Gate Pub on Oxgate Lane, where Luke was watching the Champions League final prior to the attack.

Many left tributes and flowers. One card read: “Luke, you was a true gent. I’ll never forget you.”

Friends and family told described Luke, who was single, as a big-hearted, energetic hard-worker, who was well known in the community.

Luke’s mother Constance, 56, was in Majorca with her other son Ryan, 21 on Saturday night. She flew back to London yesterday morning.

A relative at their home, just metres from the pub said last night: “She has just come back and she is grieving. She is terribly upset.”

A forensic tent was in place this morning at the murder scene, which remained cordoned off.

Detective Chief Inspector Tim Duffield said: “We urgently need to hear from anyone who was in or near the Ox and Gate pub around 11.30pm that evening.”

Lukie Fitzpatrick (right) and a friend, moments before the murder.

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  • loyalwhitebriton

    Another white victim sacrificed to the heathen diversity deity; a deity whose appetite for our blood simply cannot be sated.
    And where is the outrage from the BBC? Conspicuous by its very absence, that’s where!
    I Hate the Left for what they’ve done to this country.
    As far as the perpetrators of this vicious crime are concerned, I think the Chinese had a good system: death by a thousand cuts!.


      Today the Chinese execute traitors by a bullet to the back of the head.  The family of the traitor is charged for the cost of the bullet. 

      • IstvanIN

        Most western politicians (US, UK, Commonwealth realm and European) deserve as much.

        • Sherman_McCoy

          Breivik attacked the WRONG people.

      • mikejones91

        Is that actually true? Badass.

    • JackKrak

      The BBC needs to conserve its energy for coverage of the REAL racist outrage of John Terry supposedly using words to inflict more harm than knives ever could.

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

       Yes!  I think British people need to start remembering and repeating the words of Winston Churchill.  His “We Shall Fight Them” speech is so apropos now, right now.
      I don’t hope for it, but the London Olympic Games coming up may be a real show, but not about sports.

      The very best of luck to all of you loyal, white Britons!

  • IstvanIN

    Your PM is probably glad another potential white racsist is out of the picture.  Sorry, your government is worse than my government.  We still minimal freedom of speach.  You have none.

  • we need more black immigration !

  • splitsing

    The BBC is too busy promoting interracial black/white romantic love.

  • Johnny Reb

    QUOTE:  Last night more than 100 friends and family gathered  . . .

    ME:  A great start.

    QUOTE:  Many left tributes and flowers . . .

    ME:  Flowers?  Seriously?   They drag a white man out of a pub, stab him to death and then stab his father WHILE HE WAS PROTECTING HIS SON and the response is . . . flowers?

    It seems like Brits are no longer capable of the one thing responsible for the most social change in world history:  FURY.

  • Yet another reminder of Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech.


    How many reminders will there be?

  • Blacks only attack in packs.

  • dmxinc

    They threw chairs at the door to keep the pack at bay?

    The Brits blew it by letting their government take their guns away.

  • What a waste. So young. Sadly, the murderers will get only a slap on the wrist.


    • Sherman_McCoy

      IF they even catch them.  IF they even look for them.

  • ageofknowledge

    A senseless murder with no suspects. Tragic.

  • britain is a HOPELESS MESS.
    Gangs kill white kids – but watch the “telly” while black gangs loot and burn London.

    No wonder the black gangs feel IMMUNE.
    Because, they ARE.

  • El_Magyar

    All of these soccer (football) types are utter retards, black or white. Stupid to the core. How many instances like this could you find where the attackers were white.

    Nothing to see here, move along.

    • Commenter

       Do not be fooled by the references to football in the story. It is a smokescreen to divert attention from the racial nature of the killing. In fact it wasn’t even worthy of a mention.

      Here’s how it works.

      Young man goes to pub with his family on a Saturday evening. Pub may well be showing football match on a screen somewhere.

      Mob of blacks (who generally do not drink in pubs and were probably too young to gain entrance anyway, they prefer to lounge on corners smoking drugs) work themselves into a murderous rage over a (probably non-existent) slight in a nearby store. They text a mob of their friends, arm themselves with knives and storm into the nearest venue where white people can be found.

      They drag a young white man from the pub and butcher him.

      MSM response?

      Focus on the fact that a football match may have been televised in said pub earlier that evening. It’s all about football you see? No racial angle at all, go back to sleep.

      And you fell for it.

      • El_Magyar

        Maybe, maybe not. One thing is for sure, you are making no shortage of suppositions.

        • Commenter

           It’s called life experience.

  • This is from the Daily Mail version:

    ‘Then they rounded all their mates up and stormed the pub. I didn’t see exactly what happened to Luke, but at 17 why have they got knives? It is disgusting. He was a true gent.’

    We’re on more trouble than I thought, if someone sees a mahogany mob doing what it does best, and then immediately focusing on what kinds of weapons they have and their ages rather than the victims.  Duh, they have knives at 17, because they wanted to kill white people.

  • Johnny Reb

    QUOTE:  We need the patriotism and bravery of that fast-fading greatest generation.
    You know, Miss Mobilebay, sometimes I think that what we need is PERMISSION.  I know lots of patriotic and brave whites.  But when it comes to standing up for themselves or other whites, they are embarassed: 

    “Because, racism, is like, you know, so George Wallace and all . . . it’s what grandpa used to do, but, like, you know, today we’re much cooler than that . . . we know blacks are just like us . . . ”

    It’s almost like a fog has settled over the land and 99% of whites walk through it dazed and confused. 

    THEY have done a magnificent job of brain-washing whites.  We need someone to say:

    “OK . . . on the count of three, you will wake up and go back to being normal . . . ready?”

    “1 . . . 2 . . . . . . . . ” 

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  • Anonymousproudmuslim

    Shut the hell up with this racist blacks on white crop.. British came into Africa and ruin it so don’t complain about how this absolute corrupted country and going in like England is a virgin..Haha dont make me laugh this country is on the equivalent to America when it comes to evil. Stupid ignorant white people. I am black and proud.