People living near where a man died in a street brawl say they no longer feel safe where they live.
Police were called to reports of a fight in Green Street, at the junction of Westmoor Road, Enfield at 1.38am this morning.
Staff from the London Ambulance service who attended incident found a man with severe head injuries and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 2.13am.
Throughout the morning and into the afternoon police closed the road off to traffic and pedestrians as they investigate the death.
An investigation tent has also been put up on the spot where the 51-year-old man died.
People living in the street and the surrounding area were gathered on the edge of Durants Park next to the scene.
One woman, who lives in Green Street, but wished not to be named, said: “Obviously it is horrible thing to happen down your road.
“There are always police issues down here, but usually to do with traffic, never a death or murder.
“The fact is a lot of people don’t feel safe round here any more. You used to be able to go out after dark and feel safe, but now I won’t leave my home after 8pm.”
Another neighbour who also did not want to be named said: “Over the last few year things have got worse round here.
“We don’t ever see police patrolling the streets and I fear for my children’s safety.”
Other people told the Enfield Independent there have been problems of anti-social behaviour in the area for some time.
Officers from Enfield and the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating the incident and say they are awaiting for formal identification of the victim.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police are calling for anyone with any information to get in contact.