Case: Shoreditch stabbing: Zakaria Ali
Victim
Name:
Zakaria Bukar Sharif Ali
Gender:
Male
Date:
2018-11-24
Nationality:
British
Weapon:
Knife
Killer
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Zakaria Bukar Sharif Ali, 26, was stabbed to death in Shoreditch on 24 November 2018.

He was attacked when he tried to intervene in a fight taking place outside the Rolling Stock bar.

Police and paramedics were called to Kingsland Road near the junction with Waterson Street at 6.29am.

Mr Ali was taken to hospital but died at 8.39am. A post-mortem gave the provisional cause of death as a stab wound to the abdomen.

Detectives launched a murder investigation and appealed for witnesses and information about two suspects.

One is described as an olive skinned mal of Mediterranean appearance, aged in his 20s, about 5ft 10ins of stocky build with short dark hair. The second is described as a white male, about 6ft tall, of heavy build, with fair-ginger hair and a fluffy beard.

Detective Inspector Rita Tierney, who is leading the investigation, said: “Zakaria was attacked following a night out. After leaving the Rolling Stock bar, he tried to intervene in an altercation taking place outside. He was attempting to calm the incident and was stabbed as a result.

“This is a busy and popular area of London. I know that there are people who witnessed the incident or have information concerning the identity of the suspects. I urge those people to call the incident room without delay.

"My officers are currently reviewing CCTV and forensic enquiries are underway, but we need help from the public to fill in the gaps – what was the sequence of events that began with a night out and ended in Zakaria’s tragic death?”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8345 3865, Tweet @MetCC or call 101. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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