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East London teenager Ziggy Worrell-Owusu stabbed to death in shisha lounge 'was trying to break up fight'

Teenager Ziggy Worrell-Owusu was stabbed in shisha lounge. Credit: Met Police

An east London teenager who was stabbed to death in shisha lounge 'was trying to break up fight' police have said.

Detectives continue to appeal for anyone who attended a party where a teenager was fatally stabbed to come forward and speak with police.

Police were called at approximately 12.40am on October 27, 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 was taken to hospital where he died shortly after arrival.

Next of kin have been informed and the deceased has been identified as Ziggy Worrell-Owusu, 19, from Hackney.

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.

Ziggy was a popular young man and I would encourage anyone with information about this tragedy to come forward.

One line of enquiry is that Ziggy stepped in to prevent a fight escalating between others.

– Detective Inspector Euan McKeeve

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

Two 17-year-old males have been arrested in connection with the investigation, the first on Friday October 28, and the second on Thursday 3 November. Both have been bailed to dates in mid-December.

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.

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