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

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

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

Rolling Stock is in Shoreditch. Picture Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

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.”

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

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