Man fighting for his life after Stratford shooting

PUBLISHED: 09:44 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:00 23 January 2018

Police and forensic teams at the scene of the shooting on Romford Road in Stratford

Police and forensic teams at the scene of the shooting on Romford Road in Stratford


A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot in the head in Stratford.

Police were called to the incident in Romford Road shortly before 10.30pm yesterday.

London Ambulance Service staff rushed the 21-year-old victim to hospital, where his injuries are being treated as “life-threatening”.

Officers have yet to publicly name the victim but have informed his next of kin, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

“We sent a single responder in a car, an incident response officer and an ambulance crew. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car,” said a London Ambulance Service spokeswoman. “The first crew was on scene in five minutes.”

While enquiries continue with no arrests made, police cordons have been set up on Romford Road junction with Water Lane eastbound.

Specialist search officers visited the scene earlier today, with police redirecting traffic around the area.

Drivers are advised to travel via alternative routes.

The Met’s Trident team are now investigating and searching for information on the shooting.

“I’m appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward and tell us what they know,” said investigation lead Det Insp Simon Smith.

“There is a young man in a life-threatening condition and it is vital we uncover exactly what led to him being shot.

“We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry but I need anyone with information to come forward and speak to police, or Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Latest Newham Stories


West Ham United return to the London Stadium for their first home game of the new Premier League term on Saturday when Bournemouth visit.

After getting out on 49 last month and making double figures numerous times, the 21-year-old claimed his maiden fifty in T20 cricket last night

Ravi Bopara

The friends and family of three-year-old Isla Caton - who has a rare form of cancer - held a special early birthday party for her before she leaves to go for specialist treatment in Barcelona.


Clapton manager Jonny Fowell is hoping to have a few of his first-team squad return from injury for their clash with Stanway Rovers this weekend.

Essex Senior League

Ross Embleton hailed the work of Colin James and his staff after pitch struggles last season due to a lack of investment by the previous regime

Justin Edinburgh

Two men have been arrested after allegedly assaulting two police officers and threatening them with a gun in Manor Park.

Metropolitan Police

Police are trying to find Rachael Joseph who has been missing since yesterday afternoon.

Brent Police


Hanson Fernandes’ journey began in 2015 when he arrived in London from Goa, India.

Newsletter Sign Up

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

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now