Search

Ilford shooting: Appeal for witnesses of ‘ruthless killing’ of Poplar teen one week on

PUBLISHED: 07:54 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 28 March 2017

Abdifatah Sheikhey. Picture: Met Police

Abdifatah Sheikhey. Picture: Met Police

Met Police

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses, one week on from the murder of a 19-year-old.

Abdifatah Sheikhey, who was known as Abdi, was shot and fatally wounded in Ilford last Tuesday.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 10.10pm to Bedford Road at the junction with Ilford Lane to reports of a man unconscious after being shot.

Officers and paramedics found Abdi, from Poplar, suffering from gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene at 11.22pm.

A post-mortem examination at East Ham Mortuary gave cause of death as a gunshot wound to the heart.

Abdi’s next of kin have been informed and have released a photo of Abdi to assist the appeal.

Abdi was sitting in the passenger seat of a black Mercedes saloon when a white BMW X4 pulled up beside his vehicle.

A person got out of this car, armed with a handgun, and shot Abdi while he sat helpless.

Detectives believe that the shooting took place in Woodlands Road, and the vehicle containing Abdi was driven the short distance to Bedford Road.

The gunman then made off in the BMW, which was found abandoned the next day in Express Drive, Goodmayes.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Det Ch Insp Chris Jones from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “We urgently need the assistance of the public to find those responsible for this ruthless killing of a young man.

“We are appealing for witnesses to the shooting and also anyone who saw this distinctive BMW being used or abandoned.

“Abdi’s family are inconsolable and your information could help bring to justice those responsible for this heinous crime.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, is asked to call detectives at the incident room on 020 8345 3734 or police on 101, or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the crimestoppers-uk.org web site.

Related articles

Latest East London News Stories

18:00

Meet two sisters passionate about olive oil who don’t let you leave their family-run restaurant feeling hungry—then you must be in Wapping.

17:41

Shoppers paying for carrier bags at the supermarket have spent enough to donate £3,800 to help homeless patients at the Royal London Hospital get through winter.

A man sustained a serious head injury after being punched on board a Central line train.

13:07

Daniel Morgorosi celebrated his 100th birthday with a touch of luck, a letter from the Queen and a new widescreen to watch his favourite football.

15:33

Flames which damaged part of a church in Bethnal Green were caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette, London Fire Brigade (LFB) believe.

08:18

An infant was rushed to hospital after an unattended chip pan led to a blaze in a block of flats.

06:35

A Bethnal Green care home has installed a ‘magic table’ to stimulate the senses of later stage dementia sufferers.

Anti-social behaviour is a major concern in many communities across London. I have heard from residents about the impact that noise, drug use, and other disruptive activities have on their quality of life.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now