Family pay tribute to man, 20, in suspicious death in Thames
HEARTBROKEN family members have paid tribute to a man who died in suspicious circumstances in a Thames dock basin. The body of Ibrahim Gharib, 20, was recovered at Shadwell Basin in East London on Friday morning, after 12 hours
By Keir Mudie
HEARTBROKEN family members have paid tribute to a man who died in suspicious circumstances in a Thames dock basin.
The body of Ibrahim Gharib, 20, was recovered from the water at Shadwell Basin in East London on Friday morning, after 12 hours.
He was at the quayside of the dock the night before with a 17-year-old girl believed to be his girlfriend.
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Ibrahim’s niece, 17-year-old Nora Souna, told the East London Advertiser today: “The whole family is devastated and we just want to know what happened.
“When we were younger we were very close. He was very kind and would do anything for anyone.”
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Police believe he may have been involved in a fight with others and are treating his death as suspicious.
The teenage girl with Ibrahim had head injuries and was later treated in hospital.
A 20-year-old man was arrested at his home in East London on Friday in connection with Thursday night’s incident and has been released on police bail until April 15.
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call the incident room at Barking, under detectives from the Homicide and Serious Crime Squad, on 020-8345 3734, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.