Case: 18th birthday party stabbing: Ziggy Worrell-Owusu
Ziggy Worrell-Owusu
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Teenage Victim
Case synopsis:

Ziggy Worrell-Owusu, 19, was stabbed at an 18th birthday party in Ilford on 27 October 2016.

Police were called to the Basement Lounge Shisha bar in Goodmayes Road at around 12.40am.

Ziggy, from Hackney, was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead at 1.45am. A post-mortem gave the cause of death as a stab wound.

Three men were arrested and released with no further action and the case remains unsolved.

On the first anniversary of the murder a £10,000 reward for information was offered by the independent charity Crimestoppers.

The Metropolitan Police said that there were around 100 people at the party when an altercation started and Ziggy was stabbed in the groin. Witnesses said he was trying to break up a fight.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Packer from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, leading the investigation, said: "It is now a year on and we know there are a large number of young people who were inside the Basement Shisha Lounge that night who still haven't come forward to speak to us.

"We urgently need still to identify a significant number of people who were at the party and would encourage anyone with any information to get in touch.

"In addition to our previous appeals, we continue to appeal to any partygoers who might be in possession of video footage or photos from the party to also make contact with police.

"A popular young man had his life taken away in the most tragic manner and your information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, could be vital to piecing together the events of that evening."

Belinda Owusu, Ziggy’s sister, said: “It's been one year since Ziggy was taken away from us. Yesterday would have been his 20th birthday. Whilst we visit where he rests now, we have been unable to heal not knowing how or why this happened, and who took him from us. Again, we plead that anyone who may know anything to come forward with any information. We miss him everyday and will carry him with us always.”

A reconstruction of Ziggy's last hours, which featured on Crimewatch, can be viewed at

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is urged to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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