Man arrested on suspicion of Zakaria Bukar Sharif-Ali’s murder

PUBLISHED: 07:45 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:00 26 March 2019

Zakaria Bukar Sharif-Ali was stabbed to death last November. Picture: MPS

Zakaria Bukar Sharif-Ali was stabbed to death last November. Picture: MPS


Police investigating the killing of a father as he tried to defuse a row outside a bar in Shoreditch have arrested a man.

Rolling Stock is in Shoreditch. Picture Ken MearsRolling Stock is in Shoreditch. Picture Ken Mears

Zakaria Bukar Sharif-Ali, 26, died after he was stabbed in the abdomen outside the Rolling Stock bar in Kingsland Road on November 24.

A 35-year-old man was arrested a week ago (Thu) on suspicion of murder and violent disorder.

He has been bailed until mid-April.

An 18-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has also been bailed.

Det Insp Rita Tierney, leading the investigation, said: “Zakaria was attacked following a night out. After leaving the Rolling Stock bar, he tried to intervene in an altercation taking place outside. He was attempting to calm the incident and was stabbed as a result.

“There will be people who witnessed the incident or have information concerning the identity of the suspects.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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