Police renew witness appeal after fatal shooting of Abdul Mayanja

Abdul Mayanja (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Abdul Mayanja (Picture: Metropolitan Police) - Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police continue to appeal for information after a teenager was shot dead near Maryland train station.

Abdul Mayanja died in hospital after being shot in the chest in Well Street, Newham.

He had left his home at 10pm on August 25 to attend a friend’s barbeque, just 40 minutes before he was shot.

Firearms officers and paramedics found the injured 19-year-old and took him to an east London hospital, where he passed away.

Officers arrested two men, aged 22 and 23, in the early hours of Sunday on suspicion of Abdul’s murder.


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They were taken to east London police stations but have since been released on police bail.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

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Investigation lead Det Insp Paul Considine said: “Although we have made two arrests, I am still eager to hear from anyone who was in Well Street or in the surrounding area at the time of the murder.

“Any information, no matter how insignificant, may prove vital in helping us confirm what happened that night.

“I need to know who was responsible for shooting Abdul so that I can get some justice for his family.

“I fully appreciate that witnesses may be reluctant to come forward, but it is vital that we apprehend those responsible. All information will be treated with the utmost discretion.”

Police ask any witnesses, or anyone with information to call 020 8345 3734 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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