Search

Ilford High Road murder thought not to be gang-related

PUBLISHED: 19:42 12 November 2017

Police standing guard at the junction of Ilford High Road and Connaught Road on Monday, November 13. Picture: Ken Mears

Police standing guard at the junction of Ilford High Road and Connaught Road on Monday, November 13. Picture: Ken Mears

Archant

The murder of a man in his twenties who was attacked and beaten by a group of up to five men in Ilford High Road does not appear to be gang-related says a source close to the investigation.

Police have been investigating all day. Picture: Ken MearsPolice have been investigating all day. Picture: Ken Mears

The man, believed to be returning home after a night out, was discovered suffering critical injuries in the early hours of Sunday, November 12.

At the crime scene, forensic officers recovered a bright blue pickaxe handle and two cars, including a silver Mercedes, were seized for forensic examination.

Emergency services rushed to the junction of High Road and Connaught Road at 2.38am but the man later died at a hospital in east London.

The incident is believed to have been caught on council CCTV which alerted the emergency services to the attack.

It is thought the victim was beaten to death with baseball bats. Picture: Ken MearsIt is thought the victim was beaten to death with baseball bats. Picture: Ken Mears

Inquiries are under way to identify the man and it is believed he lived in Redbridge.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Det Ch Insp Andrew Packer from the Homicide and Major Crime Command is leading the investigation.

He told the Ilford Recorder: “This was a brutal and prolonged attack on an individual by a group of up to five people.

“Early indications are that this group have attacked the male, inflicting fatal blows with what is believed to be baseball bats.”

It is believed that there were people at the scene who filmed the incident and Mr Packer has appealed for witnesses to get in touch.

He added: “I would like to appeal to anyone in Ilford High Road, near the junction with Connaught Road, at the time of the attack to get in touch and speak with my team.

“This investigation is still at its early stages and it is vital we speak to witnesses and others who have information about what took place but are yet to come forward.

Anyone with footage from the incident should email it to mit24@met.police.uk.

No arrests have been made and inquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call the Homicide and Major Crime Command on 0208 345 3865, via Twitter @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet information to @MetCC

Related articles

Latest Ilford Stories

49 minutes ago

Town had a player sent off during Tuesday’s defeat at Hullbridge Sports and it proved costly

The former Dagenham & Redbridge full-back discussed why he believes the non-league tournament is important to the O’s

An Ilford carpet shop has released CCTV footage showing the moment a man swiped hundreds of pounds from a shop counter in what is believed to be a coordinated distraction robbery.

Yesterday, 17:08

Redbridge Council leader Jas Athwal has pledged to make every effort to stop a former South Woodford vicarage and adjoining flats from being converted into a 24-person HMO.

Yesterday, 17:00

The Buckinghamshire-based Rams will visit the capital on Saturday to take on National League leaders Leyton Orient

Yesterday, 16:00

An Ilford shop owner caught with hundreds of packets of illegal cigarettes has been fined more than £4,500.

Yesterday, 16:00

Daggers have been knocked out in the first round in each of the last two seasons

Yesterday, 14:55

Volunteers from the Aldborough Hatch Defence Association (AHDA) used their recently purchased brushcutter to cut back the undergrowth around the 100-year-old fruit trees in the Dick Turpin Orchard ready for next year’s fruiting season.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now