Police hunt for a black male following Krystel Banqueting shooting in Ilford

Police have revealed this afternoon that they are looking for one suspect, a black male, in relation to the Krystel Banqueting shooting on Sunday morning.

It is also now known that around 200 people were partying inside the venue at the time of the shooting - about an hour after it was supposed to close.

A 22-year-old was shot once in the chest at around 4.40am and was taken to an east London hospital where he is now in a stable condition.

Police believe there is one suspect who they do not have a further description of.

He left the venue, which was hosting an event for Nigerian people, on foot and detectives from Operation Trident, which deals with shootings, are investigating.


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The venue is licensed to serve alcohol and have live and recorded music until 3am on Sunday and stay open until 3.30am.

The police called for an emergency review of the venue’s licence which will take place at Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, tomorrow at 4pm.

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The licensing sub-committee will hear submissions from the police and then make a decision on the future of the licence which could include a full review, changes to its conditions or it could be revoked.

Currently the banqueting suite can serve alcohol and play live and recorded music from 11pm to 3am on Friday and Saturday nights and 11pm to 2am Sunday to Thursday.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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