£20,000 reward offered for unsolved 2017 murder of David Adegbite


A charity is offering a £20,000 reward for any solid information leading to the conviction of the person/s responsible for the murder of 18-year-old David Adegbite in Barking in 2017.

Crimestoppers is offering the reward as police reopen the case into the five-year-old unsolved murder.

£20,000 reward offered for the unsolved 2017 murder of David Adegbite
David Adegbite. CREDIT: Metropolitan Police for media use.

On Sunday 19th March 2017 at 7.10pm, armed police responded to a shooting at the residential estate of St Ann’s in Gascoigne Road. They found David in the car park suffering from a gunshot wound. He died later that evening at a local hospital.

Despite a long investigation, no suspect was ever charged. On that fateful Sunday, David had been visiting friends, and detectives have long run with the theory that David was the victim of mistaken identity.

“There remain crucial questions over this appalling murder, which is why we are supporting the police to help find who was responsible for this young man’s killing. An innocent victim, his family, and friends along with the wider community need to see justice happen.”

Alexa Loukas, London Regional Manager of Crimestoppers.

David was a keen athlete and student at the Newham Sixth Form College in Plaistow and was planning to study computer science at university before he was gunned down.

In the days following the murder, police arrested two men aged 19 and 20 but they were later released without charge.

CCTV footage showed two men or boys in dark clothing running from the scene around the time of the shooting, but they have never been identified.

Anyone with information on the murder is asked to contact crimestoppers.

Information from a press release issued by the Met Police.

Reward: £20,000 (GBP)

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