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Police investigating murder of 18-year-old in Canning Town renew appeal

Abubakkar ‘Junior’ Jah, 18, was killed in Canning Town (credit: Met Police)

Police are renewing an appeal for information in connection with the murder of an 18-year-old in Canning Town.

Abubakkar ‘Junior’ Jah was shot and stabbed in broad daylight in Coolfin Road at around 2.45pm on Monday, 26 April.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended but despite their best efforts, he sadly died at the scene.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Wednesday, 28 April at East Ham Mortuary found the cause of death to have been knife and gunshot wounds.

The murderer drove a Land Rover which was later found burnt out in Routemaster Close, in Plaistow.

Detective Inspector, John Marriott, leading the investigation said: “Two months on from this brutal murder I am renewing my appeal for anyone with information or footage to come forward.

“The incident happened in broad daylight at a busy time of day and I am confident that there are people who saw what happened, and also some people who have heard who did it.

“Junior was approached on Coolfin Road by someone in a Land Rover and during a horrific attack was shot with a shotgun before being stabbed.

“The vehicle driven by the murderer was later found burnt out at Routemaster Close, E13. Did you see the vehicle being burnt? Did you see anyone leaving the scene of the fire?

“If you were in the area at the time of the murder or the vehicle fire, do you have dash-cam footage? Do you know who committed the offence and why?

“My team is ready to hear from anyone who has something to tell us, no matter how small – the information you hold could prove to be vital to helping progress this investigation.

“A young man’s life was brutally ended and a family is left devastated without the benefit of knowing who was responsible and why. If you have any information, no matter how small, please make the call.”

Six people have been arrested in connection with the murder.

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday, 2 May.

Five others, all aged in their 20s, were arrested on Tuesday, 18 May and are all currently released under investigation.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715, call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 4050/26April.

Alternatively, you can provide information 100% anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers_uk.org.

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