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Monday, 17 June 2019

Nigerian Born Eniola Aluko Shot Dead In Thamesmead, South East London



Eniola Aluko, from Thamesmead, died on Friday after sustaining gunshot wounds to the neck and chest. 

Police said they were called to the scene, a car park on Hartville Road, just before 5pm. 

Mr Aluko was found with critical injuries and died at the scene a short while later.

A post-mortem examination held on Sunday gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the neck and chest. 


He is one of three men who have lost their lives to fatal attacks this weekend in the capital. 

Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Plumstead have made a fifth arrest.

The 18-year-old man [E] was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday, 15 June. He remains in custody at an east London police station.
Police was called to a car park on Hartville Road, SE18 at 16:54hrs on Friday, 14 June. 
Armed officers, local officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. 

A 19-year-old man was found with critical injuries and died at the scene a short time later.
His next of kin have been informed and formal identification has now taken place. He is Eniola Aluko from Thamesmead. 

A post-mortem examination held on Saturday, 15 June, at Greenwich Mortuary gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the neck and chest.
An incident room has opened under the Homicide and Major Crime Command.
Four other people - three males [A -17yrs; B – 16yrs; C – 16yrs] and a 17-year-old girl [D] - who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday, 14 June have been bailed until early July pending further enquiries.


Detective Inspector John Marriott, said: “I am continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact police.
“The shooting took place not far from Plumstead Railway Station and I would urge anyone who was commuting to or from this station to come forward. It was also sunny at the time and a number of people would have been enjoying the weather in the area of Plumstead Gardens; I need you to come forward.

“Although we have now made five arrests I am continuing to ask for your help to progress this investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or via 101 quoting reference Cad 6004/14June.
Local residents can continue to expect an enhanced police presence in the area. 
If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity and is also independent of the police.
If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.

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