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Image released of deceased asylum seeker in bid to find his family

Moustafa Ragouni, 27, died after jumping into the River Thames. Pic: Metropolitan Police

The first photo of a Morrocan man whose body was found in the Thames has been released by police in an effort to get hold of his next of kin.

Officers were alerted to a man entering the water at Luralda Wharf on the Isle of Dogs on October 13 and the next day, the body was recovered at Wapping.

Moustafa Ragouni, 27, is believed to be a Moroccan national who claimed asylum on arrival in the UK in August 2017. He is not thought to have had any family in the UK.

Anyone who recognises him and may have information that could help police inform his family are asked to call 101 quoting CAD 2765/10 Oct.

Tower Hamlets Council join national campaign to end male violence against women

The White Ribbon Campaign has partnered with Tower Hamlets Council. Pic: Kayla J. Hall-Morgan

Residents of Tower Hamlets joined the White Ribbon campaign last week and pledged never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

The movement, which works to end male violence against women and girls, worked with the Tower Hamlets Council to raise awareness of violence against women from November 25 to December 6.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “I am fully committed to tackling gender-based violence and I would urge residents to support the White Ribbon Campaign. There is no excuse for violence against women and girls in our communities.”

Fresh arrest made for the murder of 15-year-old Jay Hughes

15-year-old Jay Hughes was stabbed to death. Pic: Metropolitan Police

A 17-year-old male, who remains in custody, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of the murder of a Lewisham teenager.

Jay Hughes, 15,  was fatally stabbed outside Morley’s chicken shop on Randlesdown Road in Bellingham aon November 1.  A 21-year-old woman was arrested on November 21 on suspicion of murder; she has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in mid-December.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call police on 020 8345 3734.

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