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Family appeal one year on for Clapton shooting victim

The family of Joseph Burke-Monerville has appealed for information almost one year on from the murder in Clapton.

Joseph, 19, was killed in a case of mistaken identity as he sat in a car with his brother David Dele Bello-Monerville and his twin brother Jonathan Burke-Monerville in Hindrey Road, E5 on the evening on February 16 2013.

Police have offered a reward of £30,000 in the hope that someone will come forward with vital piece of information.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8345 3985; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Police appeal for information after murder in Clapton

Police are investigating a murder in Clapton. They were called at 21.10 last night to a flat in Lea View House, Jessam Avenue E5 to reports of an injured man. London Ambulance Service and Police attended to find a man suffering from stab wounds.

The 30 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed but we await formal identification.

Detectives are aware that an argument took place outside the address at approx 4pm between three men.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Jessam Avenue between the hours of 3pm and 9pm yesterday. They are asked to call 0208 345 1570. If you wish to remain anonymous then call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Hackney stabbing

Police are appealing for witnesses to a stabbing in Hackney.

They were called out to Upper Clapton Road at midday on Monday and found a 27-year-old man suffering from a single stab wound outside Clapton Newsagents.

He is now in a stable condition in hospital.

No arrests have been made in connection with the attack.

Detective Sergeant Paul Ridley from Hackney's Violent Crime Unit said: "This attack occurred in broad daylight in an extremely busy area. I am confident that there are people who would have witnessed elements of the attack."

Police return to gun murder scene

Joseph Burke-Monerville who was fatally wounded in Clapton last Saturday.

Police will return to a murder scene today, one week after a teenage university student was shot dead.

Joseph Burke-Monerville was fatally wounded in Clapton, East London last Saturday as he sat in a car with his two brothers in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity.

The 19-year-old, from Islington, was rushed to hospital but later died.

No arrests have been made but police say two suspects were seen running from the scene.

Today detectives will be appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.


Victims were brothers

Police have told our reporter Ria Chatterjee that the three boys - 19 year old twins who were in the back seat and their 22 year old brother who was in the front - had parked the car to go into a local shop when 2 men approached.

They had a short conversation before the 2 men fired three rounds into the car, killing Joseph, and leaving his older brother in a stable but critical condition in hospital. Joseph's twin managed to escape unhurt.

Detective Superintendent Gordon Allison of Operation Trident, which tackles gang-related crime, said: "As far as we're concerned, this looks like a tragic case of mistaken identity."

Teenager died from a gunshot to the head

Joseph Burke-Monerville died from a gunshot to the head Credit: Facebook

19 year old Joseph Burke-Monerville died from a gunshot wound to the head, a post mortem has shown.

The student, from the Islington area, died at about 11.10pm on Saturday. A second victim is in a serious but stable condition.

He had spoken on Facebook of his excitement about a planned holiday to Magaluf on the Spanish island of Majorca next week, which he said would be "a week 'off' stress".

He was a past student of Aloysius' Roman Catholic College in Highgate and Wesley High School in Otukpo, Nassarawa, Nigeria.

Police are appealing for information on two suspects - one black, one light skinned - seen running from the scene towards the Pembury Estate.

19 year old victim's "smile will charm angels"

A teenage university student who died after he was gunned down in an apparently random attack was described as a young man whose "smile will charm the angels".

19 year old Joseph Burke-Monerville was in a parked car when he was shot in Hindrey Road, Clapton, east London, on Saturday evening.

Mr Burke-Monerville, who according to his Facebook page was studying forensic science at the London Metropolitan University, had no links to gangs, police believe.

He was rushed to hospital but died later. A 22-year-old man who was also in the car remains in a serious but stable condition, while a third man, aged 19, was also in the vehicle but escaped unhurt.

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