Four more arrests in Zest murder inquiry

MURDER detectives today revealed they have arrested four more suspects, including two women, after a young nightclubber was shot dead in Ipswich.

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MURDER detectives today revealed they have arrested four more suspects, including two women, after a young nightclubber was shot dead in Ipswich.

Jimoh Plunkett, 24, of London, died from his wounds after being gunned down at the former Zest nightclub in Princes Street on December 9 last year.

Three other men were also shot during the night of violence which erupted when large numbers of people from London descended on the nightspot.

Another victim sustained stab wounds.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said a total of 13 suspects have now been arrested during the murder investigation.

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The majority were due to answer bail this week. However, as detectives continue to try and piece together what happened on the night most of the suspects have had their bail extended until next month.

Police revealed today that the latest arrests all revolved around suspects who live in the capital.

Officers detained a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old man and two women aged 18 and 23, after raids in London and the Lewisham areas.

Although the latest arrests have been made over the past seven weeks, police only revealed them today.

All the suspects were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

The 20-year-old and 21-year-old men, along with the 18-year-old woman have been bailed until October 3.

The 23-year-old woman will have her return date set soon, the police spokeswoman said.

Many of the others arrested so far in connection with the shootings have also had their bail extended until October.

Two men, aged 23 and 31, arrested in March on suspicion of murder, have been bailed to return to Ipswich police station on October 29.

The remaining suspects have all been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. They include men aged 18, 19, 21 and 23 all from London, who have had their bail extended to October 2.

A 21-year-old woman arrested in mid-July is due back on October 3, while a 24-year-old man arrested in June, and 18-year-old woman arrested in July, have not yet had their return dates set.

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