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Appeal for witnesses after nightclub shooting

PUBLISHED: 20:10 05 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:56 05 October 2010

POLICE are renewing appeals this week for witnesses following a shooting in East London. Two men in their early 20s were arrested on New Year’s Eve in Stratford for questioning about the shooting outside a Flex nightclub in Dagenham at 3.50am on November 10

POLICE are renewing appeals this week for witnesses following a shooting in East London.

Two men in their early 20s were arrested on New Year’s Eve in Stratford for questioning about the shooting outside a Flex nightclub in Dagenham at 3.50am on November 10.

A 24-year-old man was shot leaving the club with two friends, heading for their car.

The friends hurriedly drove the wounded man away and later called the ambulance.

“There were dozens of people in the area as they left the club,” said Det Ins Neil Bradburn.

“We ask anyone who saw the shooting or saw men making off from the scene to come forward. We retain an open mind on any motive.”

The man was shot at close range by three suspects before his friends managed to drive him five miles to Beckton where they stopped.

A paramedic team answering their 999 call gave medical aid to the man in the car near Beckton DLR station. The man later recovered in hospital and was discharged.

Detectives from Trident which investigates shootings in the Black community have been are urging witnesses who were outside Flex nightclub on November 10, or anyone with information, to contact the Incident Room on 020-8217 7377, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.


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