Fresh appeal for Shadwell Basin death

The man caught on CCTV who may have tried to save Ibrahim Gharib, right

Detectives are appealing for help in finding someone who may have tried to save the life of a man who drowned in Shadwell Basin. The body of Ibrahim Gharib, aged 20, was found floating in the Thames on 19th of March 2010. The death is still being treated as suspicious and officers now believe that another man attempted to enter the river to try and rescue the victim but left before police arrived. They believe that the man, who may be Eastern European, was caught on CCTV at Shadwell DLR station shortly before the incident on the evening of the 18th of March. It is so far believed that the vicitim and a 17-year old female friend may have been involved in an altercation with other people on the riverside at about 9.30pm on that night.

So far seven men and one woman aged between 18 and 24 have been arrested in connection to the death. They are all on bail pending further enquiries due to commence next month.

Anyone who can assist with the identification of the man caught on CCTV should call the met police incident room on 020 8345 3734, or anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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