31 May 2024 15:30 Further statement from Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway following Hackney shooting Update on the incident that took place on Kingsland High Street in Hackney, where a young girl and three men were shot

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, local policing lead for Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said:

I wanted to update you on the dreadful incident that took place on Kingsland High Street in Hackney, where a young girl and three men were shot.

We remain in close contact with our colleagues in the NHS, who have been working around the clock to provide urgent care to the victims, including the young girl, who I’m very sad to say remains in a critical condition.

Specialist family liaison officers continue to support her family. The thoughts of everyone at the Met remain with the girl and her family at this unimaginably difficult time.

Two other men aged 44 and 42 remain in hospital in a stable condition, with one facing life-changing injuries.

The third man – aged 37 – has been discharged from hospital.

I would like to thank the extraordinary healthcare professionals for their dedication and care to the patients in the wake of this horrific incident.

Our investigation continues at pace, with a dedicated team of detectives piecing together the facts and an unrelenting focus on tracing those responsible.

One crime scene remains in place in Kingsland High Street and my officers continue to provide reassurance to the local community, supported by armed officers.

We know that the offender fired from a motorbike at approximately 9.20pm on Wednesday evening. This bike was a Ducati Monster, with a white body, red chassis and red wheels. Officers have now established that the motorbike was previously stolen in 2021 from a property in Wembley. At the time of the shooting the bike was displaying the registration plates DP21OXY.

We are releasing an image of the motorbike today and want to hear from anyone who might recognise it. I am particularly keen to hear from you if you saw it on the day of the incident. Or perhaps you recognise it from being parked up in a driveway or a specific location? Or do you know someone who has been using this bike at any point over the past three years? It may not have always displayed those registration plates.

Any information – no matter how big or small – could prove vital.

This shocking attack will have had an element of pre-planning. This means there are people who will know something which may be crucial to our investigation.

Gun crime has no place on the streets of London and this reckless act has left a young child fighting for her life. I am making a direct plea to those with information that might help us to bring those responsible to justice.

We are specifically reaching out to our Turkish and Kurdish communities, particularly in north and east London, who I know are shocked and appalled by this crime. This is because the three men who were shot have connections with these communities.

Erim Metto, CEO of the Turkish Cypriot Association, added: “As a community we are shocked by the incident that occurred at a restaurant in Hackney which has led to four people being shot, including a young child.

“We urge anyone from the Turkish and Kurdish communities that may have any information to come forward and speak to police.

“If you do not feel comfortable to speak with police directly, you may do so through your community leaders, your faith leaders, Turkish Police Association or anonymously through Crimestoppers.

“We as a community stand against violence and gun crime.”

You can call 101 or our dedicated incident room on 020 8345 3865 or pass information on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.