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Police to revisit North Woolwich murder scene week after Jordan Ajobo stabbing

PUBLISHED: 14:53 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:31 16 November 2017

Adetokunbo Jordan Ajobo. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Adetokunbo Jordan Ajobo. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Metropolitan Police

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old in North Woolwich will revisit the crime scene this evening.

Karim Samms was shot dead in North Woolwich. Picture credit: Met Police.Karim Samms was shot dead in North Woolwich. Picture credit: Met Police.

Adetokunbo Jordan Ajobo, known as Jordan, was found suffering from “critical injuries” in Pier Road shortly after 8pm last Wednesday, they said.

He was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead just an hour and a half later.

A post-mortem exam found Jordan died from a stab wound in what investigation lead Det Chief Insp Gary Holmes called a “tragic and mindless attack”.

Next of kin have been informed.

As enquiries continue with no arrests made, detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command believe several young men were involved in Jordan’s murder.

“We are working tirelessly to bring those who murdered Adetokunbo to justice,” said Det Chief Insp Holmes.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this attack or who may have information about it to please come forward.”

Officers would be handing out leaflets at the scene of the murder tonight to encourage witnesses to come forward, he said, adding: “If you have information which could assist us I would please urge you to get in contact.

“If people have concerns then I assure them they can share any such information in the strictest of confidence.”

Jordan spent two years as a member of a nearby boxing and martial arts academy, Fight for Peace, which aims to steer young people away from crime.

He had not taken part in the club’s programmes for several years at the time of his death, but remained known locally, said a spokesman.

In a statement, Fight for Peace said the club was left “deeply shocked and saddened” by the news.

“Jordan’s death is yet another tragic example of the growing trend in youth violence in London, and in the borough of Newham in particular,” it read.

“Prior to this incident, in 2017 alone three young people have been victims of shootings in the community of North Woolwich where Fight for Peace is located, one resulting in the death of 16-year-old Fight for Peace member Karim Samms.”

Increased funding for outreach programmes was “essential” to tackling the borough’s high levels of youth violence, the club added.


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