Zest shooting inquiry cops in capital

DETECTIVES are continuing to carry out enquiries in the London area following the fatal shooting of a man in an Ipswich nightclub.

DETECTIVES are continuing to carry out enquiries in the London area following the fatal shooting of a man in an Ipswich nightclub.

Jimoh Plunkett, 24, from south London, died after suffering a gunshot wound to his chest inside Zest nightclub in the early hours of Saturday, December 9.

Three other men - a 25-year-old from the Carshalton area of Surrey, an 18-year-old from Deptford and a 19-year-old from Stanway - were also shot inside the club on the same night.

Suffolk Constabulary has revealed detectives are still in London working on the case and are trying to trace witnesses to the incident. More than 500 club-goers have already been spoken to.

A 30-year-old man and a 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed in connection with the incident and are due to return to Suffolk at the beginning of June.

Superintendent David Cole, who is leading the enquiry, said: “While we have talked to a large number of people who were inside the club that night, I'm aware there are still individuals who have not come forward who may have significant information.

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“We want to speak to everyone who was there and are asking them to please make contact - either by phone, text or email.”

In the months following the shooting, Zest had its licence revoked by members of Ipswich Borough Council's licensing committee after the police asked for the club to be shut indefinitely.

The council expressed concern over a large number of offences and incidents linked to the nightclub between April and December last year, many of which involved violence.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the incident room on 01473 782000, text 07624 800174 or e-mail zestshooting@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

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