Live updates


Boxing Day shooting: Police appeal to trace two men

Danny Walker (L), Gavin Allen (R)

Police investigating the fatal shooting of a man in a West End nightclub on Boxing Day have released pictures of two people they would like to talk to.

Officers are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Danny Walker, 32, and Gavin Allen, 30.

The public are asked not to approach the men but to call the police on 999 if they see them.

31-year-old Hassan Isman Omer died after being shot several times in Avalon nightclub on Shaftesbury Avenue in the early hours of 26th December.

Shooting nightclub 'oozes creativity and class'

The website of a London nightclub where a man was shot dead describes itself as "a revitalised venue that oozes creativity and class".

The Avalon club is on Shaftesbury Avenue in the centre of London. Credit: Google Maps

The Avalon club calls itself a cocktail lounge with live DJs every night, and says it brings "a unique and stylish vibe to the heart of West End's party scene".


Man 'died from multiple gunshot wounds' in nightclub

Scotland Yard said a man shot in the Avalon nightclub in the heart of London's West End died from multiple gunshot wounds.

A police spokesman said:

Police and London Ambulance Service attended to find a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

Next of kin have not been informed. We await formal identification.

– Police spokesman

Shaftesbury Avenue has been closed while police investigate.

Man shot dead in central London nightclub

Avalon is located in the heart of London's theatre district. Credit: Google Street View

A man has died after being shot inside a nightclub in London's West End, Scotland Yard has said.

One man has been arrested in connection with the shooting, which happened at around 3am this morning at the Avalon club in Shaftesbury Avenue.

He is being questioned at a south London police station.

'Seven killed' in Miami apartment shoot-out

Seven people were shot and killed today in a Miami suburb including the suspected gunman, the Miami Herald newspaper said.

The gunman, who was holding two hostages at the time, was killed by a police SWAT team after an eight-hour stand-off at an apartment building in the suburb of Hialeah.

The stand-off began with an argument between the gunman and the husband and wife who ran the building.


Teen killed in Clapton named

Police have named the teenager shot and killed in Clapton as Joseph Burke-Monerville.

19-year-old Joseph was from Islington. A post mortem is expected to take place tomorrow in Popular, east London.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses and information: Any witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 020 8733 4211. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Clapton shooting: two men seen running away

Police are appealing for information on two men seen running away from the scene of the shooting on Hindrey Road, towards the nearby Pembury Estate.

One is black, officers said, while the second is light-skinned, possibly of Asian or Turkish appearance.

Police said there was as yet no clear motive for the shootings, and no-one has been arrested.

"At this very early stage we must retain an open mind regarding the circumstances of the incident and any motive," the spokesman said.

Metropolitan Police: No clear motive for shooting yet

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the teenager died at about 11.10pm.

Police said there was no clear motive for the shootings yet and no-one has been arrested.

At this very early stage we must retain an open mind regarding the circumstances of the incident and any motive.

Detectives from Trident are leading the inquiry and an incident room will open in the morning.

Witnesses to the shooting or anyone with information about the incident are asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Read: More on the fatal shooting in Clapton, East London.

Load more updates


Today's top stories