2016 September 2016# Sep 15 – Bervil Ekofo, 21, and his aunt Anny Ekofo, 52, were shot dead at a flat in East Finchley, north London by a gang of five men who burst into the flat early in the morning.Sep 14 – Ricky Hayden, 27, stabbed with a knife or machete outside his home in Chadwell Heath, north east London. Hayden was a council worker who also worked as a bouncer and as a bodyguard to stars including footballer Peter Crouch and model Abby Clancy.The killers escaped with a moped which they were stealing when the pair intervened. Sep 13 – Kendra Childs, 19, was shot dead on the balcony of Uvalde Ranch Apartments in north east Houston. She was found by her boyfriend when he arrived home.
August 2016 Aug 30 – Junsuke Ishiyama, 45, a construction worker, was shot dead and three others were injured at the firm’s offices in Wakayama, Japan. It was the first gun-related murder in Japan in 2016 Aug 29 – Wesley Lennon, 26, stabbed to death during a fight in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Yasuhide Mizobata, 45, fired at police and was then involved in a siege before he shot himself in the abdomen and died two hours later. Adam Akhtar, 18, from Eccles, has been charged with murder. The victim had recently changed his surname from Barnard.
August 28 – Arkadiusz ‘Arek’ Jozwik, 39, a Polish migrant, was beaten to death outside a takeaway shop in The Stow, Harlow, Essex.
His 43-year-old friend survived, with hand and stomach injuries.
The pair were allegedly attacked for being Polish and for talking in Polish. Aug 25 – Shana Grice, 19, was stabbed at her flat in Mile Oak, Brighton, which was then set alight.
Michael Lane, 27, a tyre fitter who lived nearby, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Shana, who had a boyfriend, Ashley Crooke, 21, had feared she was being stalked.
The girl’s mother, 35-year-old Michelle Martens, her 31-year-old boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, and his 31-year-old cousin, Jessica Kelley, face charges of child abuse resulting in death, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.
Mr O’Neill’s partner and three children, aged five, seven and 10, were with him when the attack happened.
He is believed to have been a victim of mistaken identity and the killers were trying to kill a member of the Hutch family, linked to the Dublin underworld feud. Aug 15 – Lance Walker, 18, was stabbed to death after being chased in Hayes, Middlesex in broad daylight, in front of several children.
Idris Hassan, 18, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.