Police appeal over nightclub murder

SUFFOLK police are renewing appeals on the third anniversary of a murder at a town centre nightclub.

Anthony Bond

SUFFOLK police are renewing appeals on the third anniversary of a murder at a town centre nightclub.

Jimoh Plunkett was struck in the chest by one of a number of shots fired at Ipswich's Zest nightclub in the early hours of Saturday December 9, 2006.

He then ran into the street and collapsed. He was taken to Ipswich Hospital but died a short time later.

A reward of �20,000 remains available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for his murder and police believe someone still has the key to a successful prosecution.

Acting Detective Inspector Trevor Prior, who has been involved in the investigation from the early stages, said officers continued to work on the case to bring the offenders to justice.

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“This is still an open enquiry. We know that over 800 people attended Zest for a 'Funky House' music event on Friday December 8 2006 - 90% of them from London.

“Through our enquiries we also know who was in the club and where they came from, and we have a good idea of the events that led to Jimoh's death. We believe that he was not the intended victim of the shooting, but that this was a case of mistaken identity.

“We know there are individuals who have the information we need to bring those involved that night to justice and we continue to offer what could be a life-changing sum of cash to prompt those individuals to consider the benefit of helping put the final pieces into place.

“This is not just about the person that fired the shot that killed Jimoh, it's about allowing Jimoh's family the chance to know what happened that night.”

Suffolk police officers have maintained regular liaison with the Metropolitan Police Operation Trident team throughout the enquiry.

If you have information about the shooting please call Suffolk police on 01473 613500. You can also text 07624 800174, email zestshooting@suffolk.pnn.police.uk or can call Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.

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