Nightclub shooting inquest

Coroner concludes Jimoh Plunkett was unlawfully killed when he was gunned down outside a nightclub in Ipswich in 2006.

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Inquest verdict on nightclub shooting

Jimoh Plunkett

A coroner has concluded that a man who was gunned down at an Ipswich nightclub was unlawfully killed.

24-year-old Jimoh Plunkett was shot dead outside Zest in December 2006. A post mortem examination showed the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest.

Coroner Peter Dean gave the verdict of unlawful killing at an inquest in Ipswich this morning.

Giving evidence Detective Inspector Trevor Prior from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team said: "The investigation is still continuing and we are seeking information from members of the public urging them to contact Suffolk Police."

He said, Jimoh Plunkett was not part of the gang culture but on the evening of the 8th December 2006 rival groups were trying to assert their presence at the Zest nightclub in Ipswich.

About 800 people were at the nightclub, the majority of them from London. Witnesses described the atmosphere as hostile and repressive.

Police arrested 18 people as part of the investigation but no one has been charge because of insufficient evidence. They continue to appeal for information.

It's believed that the prime suspect in the case was subsequently killed in a separate shooting.

Nightclub shooting inquest due to start

Jimoh Plunkett Credit: ITV News Anglia

An inquest is due to start today into the death of man who was shot dead outside a nightclub in Ipswich in December 2006.

24-year-old Jimoh Plunkett had been at the Zest Nightclub when he was killed by a gunshot to the chest.

The police investigation is still ongoing but it's believed the prime suspect in the case was gunned down and killed in a separate shooting.

Zest Nightclub Credit: ITV News Anglia
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