First photo of motorbike used in drive-by Hackney shooting of 9-year-old girl and 3 others

A picture of the bike
-Credit: (Image: Met Police)


The first photo of the motorbike used in the Hackney drive-by shooting of a 9-year-old girl and three men has been released by police. The young girl is fighting for her life in the hospital and two of the men - aged 44 and 42 - are in stable condition but one of them faces life-changing injuries. The third, 37, has been discharged from hospital.

The gunman fired shots at people sitting outside Evin restaurant on Kingsland High Street at 9.20pm on Wednesday, May 29 and is still at large after abandoning his bike in nearby Colveston Crescent.

This bike was a Ducati Monster, with a white body, red chassis and red wheels. Officers have now established that the motorbike was previously stolen in 2021 from a property in Wembley. At the time of the shooting the bike was displaying the registration plates DP21OXY.

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A picture of the front of the bike
The bike has a white body, red chassis and red wheels and was stolen in Wembley in 2021 -Credit:Met Police

Police have released two photos of the bike today (May 31) in an appeal to identify it. They have asked anyone who saw it on the day of the incident, remembers it parked anywhere or knows anyone who may have used it in the last three years since it was stolen to contact them.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, local policing lead for Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said: "This shocking attack will have had an element of pre-planning. This means there are people who will know something which may be crucial to our investigation.

"Gun crime has no place on the streets of London and this reckless act has left a young child fighting for her life. I am making a direct plea to those with information that might help us to bring those responsible to justice."

He added that police are specifically reaching out to Turkish and Kurdish communities in north and east London as the three men who were shot have connections with these communities.

Erim Metto, CEO of the Turkish Cypriot Association, added: “As a community, we are shocked by the incident that occurred at a restaurant in Hackney which has led to four people being shot, including a young child.

“We urge anyone from the Turkish and Kurdish communities that may have any information to come forward and speak to police.

“If you do not feel comfortable to speak with police directly, you may do so through your community leaders, your faith leaders, the Turkish Police Association or anonymously through Crimestoppers. We as a community stand against violence and gun crime.”

You can call 101 or our dedicated incident room on 020 8345 3865 or pass information on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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