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‘One week on’ appeal re Clapton murder

February 23, 2013, 12:20 am

One week on from a murder in Hackney police will be in the area over the weekend to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Detectives continue to appeal for information following the death of a teenager.

Officers were called after two men were shot while sitting in a parked car in Hindrey Road E5 at approx. 20.20hrs on Saturday 16 February.

A third man, aged 19, was also in the vehicle – he was not injured.

London Ambulance Service attended and the two injured men were taken to hospital where one died at approx. 23.10hrs.

He was Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19 (4.9.93) from the Islington area.

A post-mortem gave cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head.

The second victim, aged 22, was taken to hospital for treatment – he has
since been discharged.

An incident room has opened under DCI Kenny McDonald (Trident).

Police are appealing for information on two suspects seen running from
the scene.

The first is black, and the second is light-skinned – possibly of Asian
or Turkish appearance. They were seen making off on foot from Hindrey
Road E5 after the shooting, heading towards the nearby Pembury Estate.

DCI McDonald said: “A week has now passed since Joseph’s tragic murder.
Officers from Trident and Hackney borough will be in the Hindrey Road
area over the weekend and will be appealing to anyone who may have
witnessed the incident to come forward and speak to us. I would urge
anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting and who may seen
what happened, or have witnessed the two men fleeing the scene to
contact officers.

“Whilst we continue to work to try and establish the motive for this
murder, I firmly believe there are people in the community who have
important information that will assist the investigation.

“I would like to emphasise Trident will treat any information received
sensitively and in the upmost confidence.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call the incident room
on 020 8358 1112 (NB: note new number); if you wish to remain anonymous
call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There has been no arrest at present.

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime

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