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20k reward offered for information following the murder 16 year old Samuel Adelagun

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Detectives investigating the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Newham and the attempted murder of his teenage friend will be returning to the scene to appeal for fresh information five years on.
Samuel Adelagun and his 15-year-old friend were attacked as they walked along Chesterton Road in Plaistow, E13, on Saturday 23 October 2010. 

Officers will be returning to Plaistow to encourage anyone with new information about the incident to come forward.

In addition to this latest appeal the Met is now offering a £20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person or people responsible for Samuel’s death.

Police were initially called at 03:20hrs on 23.10.10 following reports that two teenagers had been shot.

The shooting happened on a patch of parkland at the junction of Chesterton Road and Upper Road.

Samuel, who lived in Stratford, was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem examination gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

A 15-year-old boy found suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen was taken to hospital and went on to make a full recovery.

It is believed that four friends aged 15 and 16 years-old, were walking along Upper Road, E13, when two gunmen appeared behind them and fired about four shots. Samuel and his friend were both hit. The youths managed to disperse and re-group outside a house in Chesterton Road where they sought help. 

The suspects were said to be dressed in black with balaclavas. 

Despite carrying out an intensive investigation, no-one has been charged. Four men aged 20, 22, 22 and 23 were arrested on 11 November 2010 but later released with no further action.

Officers now plan to return to Upper Road, E13 between 16:00hrs and 18:00hrs today, Friday, 23 October 2015 to appeal for further information.

Detective Inspector Peter Hine, of the Met’s SCO8 Trident Legacy Team, said: “Despite the fact that we are five years on we remain committed to investigating Samuel’s murder and we continue to encourage members of the public to come forward and provide information that will lead to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person or people responsible.

“Samuel had everything to live for and his devastated family continues to seek answers. Five years on we hope the appeal and the significant £20,000 reward will encourage someone to finally speak to police and end the family’s suffering 

Samuel’s mother, Ola Shokumbi said at the time of her son’s death: “The death of my son has greatly affected myself and my family. He is missed very much every day and his death has left a significant hole in our lives. We hope that eventually those responsible will be brought to justice.” 
Anyone with information should contact the incident room at 0208-785-8267 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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