Police re-launch Poplar appeal 10 years on
Police are hoping those who may have information about the murder of an Isle of Dogs man feel confident about speaking out more than 10 years since the incident.
A fresh appeal has been launched to trace a man who officers want to question in relation to the death of Darren Sherman.
A £20,000 reward remains in place for those who provide details that lead to the arrest of the people or person responsible.
Darren, a 22-year-old carpet fitter, was discovered with a number of stab wounds when police were called to Manchester Road, E14, at about 11.40pm on Friday, March 7, 2003.
He was taken to the Royal London Hospital where he died shortly after arriving and a post mortem gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.
officers believe Darren, who was black, had been involved in an altercation with two black men close to his home in Alice Shepherd House although no weapons were recovered, they still have an open mind.
They are keen to trace 30-year-old Ibrahim Bangura in connection with the incident.
The 30-year-old last lived in Mellish Street, on the Isle of Dogs, and is described as black, about 5ft 10in, of proportionate build with a short black skinhead haircut.
He is believed to have left the UK shortly after the incident and since returned, although his whereabouts are unclear.
Detective Inspector Dermott Carroll, investigating officer, said: "It's 10 years since Darren's murder but my team remains committed to finding those responsible and holding them to account for their actions."
Rosemarie Belle, Darren's mum, said: "Darren came from a loving family and had his whole life ahead of him.
"We don't know the circumstances of his death but someone must know something.
If you have any information to help with the investigation, call the incident room on 020 8345 3985 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.