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Renewed appeal following Ilford murder

News   •   Nov 09, 2016 19:16 GMT

[Victim: Ziggy Worrell-Owusu]

Detectives investigating the murder of Ziggy Worrell-Owusu in Ilford are returning to the scene two weeks on from the incident to continue their appeals for witnesses and information. 

Ziggy was fatally stabbed as he attended a party at the Basement Shisha Lounge in Goodmayes Road, Ilford, in the early hours of Thursday, 27 October, a day after turning 19. 

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Packer, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said: “It has now been two weeks since Ziggy’s tragic murder and we are returning to the scene to continue our appeals for anyone with any information to come forward and speak with police.

“We know there were a large number of young people inside the Basement Shisha Lounge who would have witnessed this incident and the events that led up to it.

“I still need to identify a number of people who were at the party and would encourage anyone with any information to get in touch.

"In addition to our earlier appeals, we continue to appeal to any partygoers who may, wholly innocently, be in possession of digital media or footage from the party to also make contact with police.

"A popular young man has had his life taken away and your information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, could be vital to piecing together the events of that evening."

Police were called at approximately 00:40hrs on Thursday, 27 October, to reports of a man stabbed inside the Basement Shisha Lounge in Goodmayes Road, Ilford.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the injured man, later identified as Ziggy Worrell-Owusu, 19, (26.10.97) from Hackney, was taken to hospital where he died shortly after arrival.

A post-mortem examination took place on Friday, 28 October at East Ham Mortuary and gave cause of death as a stab wound.

It has been established that Ziggy had attended an 18th birthday party with a group of his friends at the venue and there were approximately 100 people in attendance. At some point during the evening an altercation occurred which led to Ziggy being stabbed.

Two 17-year-old boys [A and B] and a 19-year-old man [C] have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

[A] was arrested on Friday, 28 October and [B] was arrested on Thursday, 3 November; they have both have been bailed to dates in mid-December. [C] was arrested on Friday, 4 November and has been bailed to a date in mid-November.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or via 101.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit