Case: 18th birthday party stabbing: Ziggy Worrell-Owusu
Victim
Name:
Ziggy Worrell-Owusu
Gender:
Male
Date:
2016-10-27
Nationality:
British
Weapon:
Knife
Killer
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.

Two men have been arrested and released on bail.

Detectives appealed for information and said there were around 100 people at the party when an altercation broke out.

Detective Inspector Euan McKeeve of the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "There were a large number of young people inside the Basement Shisha Lounge who would have witnessed this incident and the events that led up to it.

"Some of these people may be reluctant to tell police what happened, but I would urge them to come forward of their own accord and speak to us. We are working through the evidence in our possession to establish who was at the party and we will identify all those who were there.

"Ziggy was a popular young man and I would encourage anyone with information about this tragedy to come forward. One line of enquiry is that Ziggy stepped in to prevent a fight escalating between others.

"In addition to our earlier appeal for witnesses, I am also appealing to any partygoers who may, wholly innocently, be in possession of digital media or footage from the party to get in touch.

"I would also repeat my previous appeal to any parents whose teenagers attended the party: if you are concerned that your teenager may be a witness or unwittingly involved, please speak to them and contact us in confidence. We can discuss various ways you can support our investigation."

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 crimestoppers-uk.org.

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