Innocent cyclist gunned down in East End street is finally laid to rest

The funeral has taken place this-afternoon of an innocent cyclist gunned down in the street in London’s East End in what detectives believe was ‘mistaken identity.’

Investigations continue into 42-year-old Wayne Stockdale’s shooting in Devans Road in Bromley-by-Bow on May 6 while cycling to meet a friend-less than 30 seconds away—he died four days later in hospital.

The funeral procession set off from his home at Portree Street in Poplar at noon, with a service at All Saint’s Church at 12.30pm.

His body was released from Poplar Mortuary nearly three months after the shooting.

The father-of-three gave up work as a printer two years ago to look after his partner Anne Tracey full-time when she was diagnosed with cancer. Anne, 42, had been given the ‘all clear’ after her recovery the day before Wayne was shot.


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Two people were later arrested on suspicion of murder. A 19-year-old youth was released on police bail to return today (Thurs) for further questioning, while a man of 26 was bailed to return September 13.

Detectives are still appealing for witnesses who may have been in Devons Road or Knapp Road on May 6, or anyone with information, to call the incident room on 020-8733 4212, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

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