Murder hunt after man abducted in East London dies in hospital

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following the abduction and murder of a 24-year-old man in East London. Syed Abbass died in the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel at 3.15am today, 24-hours after he was found with head injuries in East Ham

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following the abduction and murder of a 24-year-old man in East London.

Syed Abbass died in the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel at 3.15am today (Tuesday), 24-hours after he was found with head injuries in East Ham.

He was beaten and dragged into his own white Audi A3 in Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, at 3am yesterday, said an eye witness.

Police searching for the car got a call from the Ambulance Service to Flanders Road two hours later, where Mr Abbass was found on the pavement in a pool of blood. He was taken to the Royal London, but died early today.


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Det Chief Ins Mick Broster said: “Mr Abbass went through what must have been a terrifying ordeal, which has left his family devastated.”

Police searching for the Audi, which belonged Mr Abbass, received another call that it had been found burned out in Redbridge, five miles away.

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Detectives want to hear from anyone with information about the abduction in Earlham Grove or what happened in Flanders Road where Mr Abbass was found bleeding, or in Royston Gardens where the car was found burned out. Callers can reach the incident room at Barking on 020-8345 3865, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

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