Police offer £20,000 for information on 2017 Hackney murder

Alex Vanderpuye Pic: Metropolitan Police

Detectives have offered £20,000 for information that could help find the killer of Alex Vanderpuye who was murdered in Hackney in 2017.

Vanderpuye, 24, who was from Hackney, was found stabbed by the police on Christie Road, Homerton in early December in 2017.

Police believe that the suspects – a group of men – arrived at the scene in a metallic Green Mercedes that was subsequently recovered.

Detective Chief Inspector John Marriott, from the Metropolitan Police Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said: “I believed that despite the passage of time, there are still members of the public who have information that is vital to our investigation.”

“Our enquiries are continuing and the investigation remains live. I hope that now that some considerable time has elapsed, someone may feel that they can now come forward and assist the investigation.”

“Hackney is a busy, vibrant borough and we know that the attack took place at a time when lots of people would have been around. Some of Alex’s friends were with him at the time and we are also directly appealing to them to come forward as we believe they have vital information.

On December 12, 2017, police arrested three males aged 26, 21 and 25 on suspicion of murder. They were all subsequently released under investigation.

Five further men who were also arrested on suspicion of murder have also been released under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 quoting CRIS 4633256/17, or make contact via Twitter @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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