Memorial tribute to gunned down clubber

A FLEETING, yet touching, act of remembrance has taken place outside the nightspot where a young man was gunned down three years ago.

A FLEETING, yet touching, act of remembrance has taken place outside the nightspot where a young man was gunned down three years ago.

Today, acting inspector Trevor Prior of Suffolk Constabulary major investigation team hoped the flowers laid at the site of Jimoh Plunkett's death will be a pivotal moment in the murder investigation.

Insp Prior took the bouquet from one of Mr Plunkett's cousins to the former Zest nightclub in Princes Street yesterday on the third anniversary of the 24-year-old's death.

Murder squad detectives have faced a wall of silence during their hunt for the gunman who fatally wounded Mr Plunkett and three other men on December 9, 2006.

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They hope renewed publicity, combined with the passing of time, will now lead to a breakthrough in their bid to find the killer.

Mr Plunkett, from New Cross, London, is believed to have been an innocent victim as shots were randomly fired into a group of people. A large contingent of clubbers had come up from London that night.

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Insp Prior said: “It was a horrendous crime. The person who did this was cold and calculating. They were shooting indiscriminately. We believe this was a case of mistaken identity. We don't believe Jimoh was the intended target.

“To go into the nightclub and shoot indiscriminately towards a group of people was a selfish and ultimately fatal act.

“The other people who were injured were very fortunate they did not sustain far more serious injuries.”

Detectives are adamant that people know who the shooter is and have not given up hope he can be brought to justice.

They have also offered protection to anyone with information.

Insp Prior said: “With the passage of time individual circumstances change and we are hoping somebody will come forward with crucial information.

“We will fully support any potential witnesses in this case. Out there is someone who knows what happened. We hope they can find the strength to come forward.”

Although two people were arrested on suspicion of murder, no one was ever charged with killing Mr Plunkett.

Anyone with information about his murder should telephone 01473 613500 or text 07624 800174. Alternatively e-mail or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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