Latest stabbing victim named as 26-year-old father of two

A man who died in hospital after being stabbed on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch at the weekend has been named as 26-year-old Zakaria Bukar Sharif Ali.

The attack took place in the early hours of Saturday outside the Rolling Stock bar in Shoreditch after Ali tried to break up a fight between two men.

A crowdfunding initiation has been set up by Ali’s brother to pay for the funeral costs. On it, his brother wrote: “My best friend and brother tragically passed away on November 24. His death was a shock to everyone, and he leaves behind his two children. Zakaria Sharif-Ali was an incredible father, son, brother and friend”. Over £15,000 has been donated so far to the page, the goal is £20,000.

Police were called to the scene at 6:29am on Saturday morning with reports of an injured male.

Detective Inspector Rita Tierney, who is leading the investigation, said: “After leaving the Rolling Stock bar, the victim tried to intervene in an altercation taking place outside. He was attempting to calm the incident and was stabbed as a result”.

Rolling Stock bar, pictured right, on Kingsland Road. Pic: Google Maps

London’s Air Ambulance and London Ambulance Service were called to the scene but Ali died two hours later in a central London hospital.

Despite the Met having released descriptions of two men who are believed to be involved with this attack, a new statement has been released confirming the arrest of an 18-year-old woman.

The woman has been charged for suspicion of assisting an offender, she currently remains in custody at a north London police station.

The attack took place several hours after another east London stabbing, where a police officer was stabbed in an “unprovoked attack” outside Ilford train station. A man has been arrested in connection with this incident.

There were 1,232 knife crimes reported in London last year.

Graph of recorded knife crime in London from October 2017-18. Pic: Metropolitan Police

EastLondonLines recently reported on increased police patrols in South London on account of the five stabbings that happened over six days in early November.

DI Tierney concluded: “This is a busy and popular area of London. I know that there are people who witnessed the incident or have information concerning the identity of the suspects. I urge those people to call the incident room without delay”.

If you have any information please contact the incident Room on 020 8345 3865, Tweet @MetCC or call 101.

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